You are here: Home » Recipes » Creamy Fresh Tomato Basil Soup Creamy Fresh Tomato Basil Soup Recipe by Relish Yield 6 servings You can use any kind of tomatoes in this soup, but the low-acid orange ones are perfect. Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn PrintEmail Heavy cream is a must here. Milk and even half-and-half will break when stirred into soup. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil1 onion, chopped1 red bell pepper, chopped7 to 8 large meaty orange tomatoes, crushed1 tablespoon sherry vinegar1 tablespoon brown sugar3 garlic cloves, minced Fresh basil, chopped1 cup heavy cream Instructions Heat olive oil in a large saucepan; add onion and bell pepper and sauté 10 minutes. Add tomatoes and simmer 45 minutes to 1 hour, until reduced and thick. Add vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, basil and cream.