la Madeleine Tomato Basil Soup

If you have ever had la Madeleine Tomato Basil Soup you will want to give this gourmet soup recipe a try. la Madeleine is a popular Country-French Cafe with locations primarily in the Southern United States. Their tomato basil soup is so delicious and wildly popular that the recipe is highly sought after.

There is, of course, no guarantee that any popular restaurant recipe can be exactly duplicated, but this recipe is just about as close as you are going to get.


  • 10 fresh Roma tomatoes
  • 4 cups tomato juice
  • 14 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Cut a shallow criss-cross slit into the stem end of each tomato. Gently place the tomatoes into the boiling water for two minutes. Remove and immediately plunge the tomatoes into a bowl of ice-water to stop the cooking. The skin should be loose and very easy to peel away.

Remove the skin from all of the tomatoes. Cut the tomatoes in half lengthwise and scrape out the core. Roughly chop the peeled and cored tomatoes and place into a large soup pot.

Add the tomato juice to the soup pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

Add the chopped basil leaves. Either with an immersion blender or in small batches in a food processor or blender, puree the mixture and return to the soup pot. Reduce the heat to low. Add the cream and butter and stir until the butter has fully melted.

Garnish with additional chopped fresh basil leaves and serve with crusty bread for a delicious lunch or light supper.

Basil Soup Recipes

We hope you enjoyed the la Madeleine Tomato Basil Soup. Here are some additional Basil Soups you might want to give a try. Warm up your family and friends with these soup recipes!

Fresh Tomato Basil Soup Low Fat Fresh Tomato and Basil Soup
Tomato Basil Bisque Basil White Bean and Tomato Soup


Soup and Salad are a natural combination. Here are a few great basil salad ideas you might want to try.

Summer Basil Pasta Salad Basil Pasta Salad with Arugula
Tomato Basil Panzanella Corn and Asparagus Salad
Fresh Tomato Mozzarella Salad

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