Vegan Tomato Basil Soup

Published by Bonnie on

Homemade tomato soup is one of those comfort foods that we love in our home. Making a fresh vegan tomato basil soup is actually much easier than you might think! Then pair it with a wonderful grilled cheese sandwich, and your kids will love you. 🙂

Vegan tomato basil soup
This soup makes a great meal as part of our 7 Day Healthy Cleanse!

The creamy texture that normally comes from adding some cream to the soup can actually be replaced by ripe avocado. Crazy, right?! I thought so too, until we tried it. We never even missed the cream, and the avocado became a hidden ingredient that even added some great nutrition!

Basil leaves

There are a few things you don’t want to skimp on for the best flavor in this recipe. Those would be the fresh basil and a tasty brand of tomatoes. You may be tempted to go cheaper on these, but I urge you not to. Fresh basil can usually be found year-round (though summer is the best season) in your local grocery store in the produce section. I like to grow lots of it in our garden so that we have a regular supply in the warmer months.

Vegan Tomato Basil Soup

A hearty and creamy tomato soup that is completely dairy-free!
Course Soup
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 5


  • Blender


  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Large Garlic Cloves peeled and chopped finely
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion finely chopped
  • 2 28 oz cans Organic Diced/Whole Tomatoes or low-sodium tomatoes
  • 1 Tomato paste small can
  • 2 Large Avocados ripe and chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried Thyme
  • 8 Large Basil Leaves chopped or torn into pieces
  • Freshly ground Salt to taste


  • Heat the oil on medium in a soup pot.
  • Add the chopped garlic and onion. Saute for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add all other ingredients (except the Basil) and 1 large can of water to the pot. Let simmer on the stove for 30 minutes.
  • Take cupfuls of the soup and blend in the blender until smooth. Return to the pot.
  • Add in the fresh basil and some salt to taste just before serving. Voila!


Bonnie Hershey currently serves as a business and nutrition coach with their business, Hershey Holistic Health. She holds an undergrad degree in education, and a certification in Practical Nutrition from the Northwest Academy of Practical Nutrition. She has over 20 years of leadership experience and enjoys encouraging others in their personal growth.


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