Recipe: Lemon Basil, Capsicum and Cherry Tomato Soup

by Michelle on March 15, 2012 · 5 comments

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The lemon basil that I had planted a few months ago has grown quite wild, so it was time to use it! It went really well in this soup.  I hope you enjoy this recipe for Lemon Basil, Capsicum and Cherry Tomato Soup.

Recipe: Lemon Basil, Capsicum and Cherry Tomato Soup


  • 1 tbsp. ghee/coconut oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 bunch celery, washed and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and mashed/chopped finely
  • 1 C. of cherry tomatoes, washed and sliced
  • 2 red capsicums (bell pepper), washed, seeds discarded & chopped
  • 1 zucchini, washed and chopped & ends cut off
  • chicken broth, beef bone broth or vegetable stock, enough to cover the veggies
  • a few tbsp. (or to taste) lemon basil
  • salt and pepper (to taste) & few slices of fresh chilli (optional)

How to:

  1. In a large enough pot, on medium low heat your oil of choice, along with the peeled and chopped onion, chopped celery and the garlic cloves.
  2. Add the washed and sliced cherry tomatoes and the washed and chopped capsicum (bell pepper) and stir for a few minutes.
  3. Continue stirring and add the washed and chopped zucchini. Stir for a few more minutes.
  4. Add enough broth of your choice to just cover the veggies. Add a lid to pot and turn it down to very low. Cook until the veggies are soft.
  5. Then add the lemon basil and leave it to infuse in the soup for a few minutes (with the heat off). Blend the soup using a stand mixer or add it in batches in a blender until it is smooth and thick.
  6. Season with salt and pepper and serve with a few slices of fresh chilli, if you like.



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Nutrition by Nature March 16, 2012 at 9:06 am

Oooo! I have lemon basil at home too, and it’s been sitting there for ages because I don’t know what to use it in. Sounds delish!


Danijela March 20, 2012 at 11:28 am

hello Michelle,
I think this one is luxury variety of my favorite classic tomato soup. :) It must be really tasteful, just look at these nice ingredient. I think it’s a good choice for some fancy lunch or dinner.


JJ March 28, 2012 at 5:57 am

I’m a sucker for tomato soup.


Michelle March 29, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Me too JJ! Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)


georgia May 5, 2013 at 2:50 pm

How many servings does this make?


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