Creamy Tomato Vodka Soup with Basil

Serves 6
Preparation time: 35 mins
Cooking Time: 2 hours


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  • 4 tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cans of Val Verde Diced Tomatoes
  • 500g of Val Verde Rustica Passata or Val Verde Passata
  • 1/4 cup of vodka
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cups pure cream
  • Fresh black pepper to taste
  • Garnish
  • Basil leaves
  • Mascarpone
  • Fresh cracked black pepper

1. In a large pot over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onions and sauté until translucent, approximately seven to eight minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for two minutes. Add the stock, plum tomatoes, tomato sauce, vodka, salt, red pepper flakes and sugar to the pot. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on low to medium for one hour.

2. Add chopped basil. Puree the soup with an immersion blender. Cook uncovered for at least 30 - 40 minutes until desired consistency is achieved. Stir in half and half or heavy cream.

3. Season with pepper and additional salt as needed. Serve hot