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You’ll love making this light, healthy, Fresh Ontario Greenhouse Tomato-Basil Soup. There is no need to peel the tomatoes before making this easy but delicious recipe. Try serving either hot or cold!

Fresh Ontario Greenhouse Tomato-Basil Soup

Serves 4

Fresh Ontario Greenhouse Tomato-Basil Soup
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  • 2 lbs (1 kg) Ontario Greenhouse Tomatoes, (about 6-7), cut into chunks
  • 1 large Ontario Onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 2 cups (500 mL) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) tomato paste
  • ½ cup (125 mL) packed fresh basil leaves, divided
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Garnish: plain yogurt, sliced fresh basil


  1. In large saucepan, combine tomatoes, onion, garlic, broth, paste and 1/3 cup (75 mL) of the basil, coarsely chopped; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool slightly.
  2. Puree tomato mixture in small batches in blender until smooth. Return to saucepan and add vinegar, remaining basil, (finely chopped) salt and pepper. Re-heat until hot.
  3. Serve garnished with a dollop of yogurt and additional basil, if desired.


Nutrients per serving (1/4 recipe): 70 calories, 0 g total fat, 593 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrates, 4 g fibre, 3 g protein. Excellent source of vitamin C. Good source of folate.

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