• Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes


There is a terrific restaurant nearby that would not share their recipe for theier Tomato Basil Soup. All the recipes on the Internet had nothing that matched in taste. I decided to experiment and finally found the same soup as the restaurant makes. The secret is lime juice.


  • 2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups tomato juice/2 cups chicken broth
  • 14 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 c heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 4T - 1/4 lime juice ( taste before adding more than 4T )
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place all tomatoes and juice in stock pot over medium heat. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Coarsely chop the mixture in a food processor along with the basil leaves and return to stock pot.
  • Place pot over medium heat and stir in heavy cream and butter and sugar, salt and pepper
  • Heat, stirring until butter is melted. Do not boil.
  • Add lime juice to taste.

Categories: Bisque/Cream 

Author Credit: adapted from Allrecipes

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