Tomato-Basil Soup with Vanilla
Recipe type: Appetizer/Entree
Serves: 4 servings
It's soup season. Tomato-Basil Soup with Vanilla may sound strange but I promise you it works! Loaded with veggies and beans and a splash of sweetness, this soup will warm you up and leave you feeling full and satisfied.
  • ½ cup finely diced onion
  • ¼ cup diced carrots
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp ap flour
  • 2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 medium red heirloom tomato
  • 2 medium yellow heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped baby bok choy
  • ½ cup cannelloni beans
  • 2 tsp Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup fresh basil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese
  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat and sauté onion and carrots until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in flour and Italian seasoning.
  3. Add vegetable broth gradually.
  4. Stir in the tomatoes, bok choy, vanilla extract, basil, garlic, salt and pepper.
  5. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Season with more salt and pepper if desired taste has not yet been achieved.
  7. Garnish with parmesan cheese before serving.
Inspired by Nielsen-Massey Vanillas Fresh Basil Tomato Soup with Vanilla:
Recipe by Take A Bite Out of Boca at