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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 166.1
  • Total Fat: 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.0 mg
  • Sodium: 904.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 5.8 g

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Chunky Tomato Basil Bisque

Submitted by: LORIC777

Introduction

I had a soup at the Grand Traverse Pie company, and I wanted to make a lighter healthier version.. This is my take on it. I had a soup at the Grand Traverse Pie company, and I wanted to make a lighter healthier version.. This is my take on it.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    3 (14 oz) cans of diced canned tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano
    2 tbsp tomato paste
    1 C onion, chopped
    1 C carrots, chopped
    1 C celery, chopped
    3 tsp.stick margarine
    2 cloves garlic, chopped
    4 tbsp fresh basil roughly chopped
    2 tsp granulated sugar
    1 1/2 C fat free half and half
    Salt and pepper to taste

Tips

You could lower the sodium content in this soup by using no sodium added canned tomatoes, but then you would need to increase the other spices, so the soup wouldn't be too bland.


Directions

Saute onion, carrots and celery in margarine over medium heat until softened.
Add canned tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat, stir in basil, and sugar.
Using a blender (or immersion blender) place a little more than half the soup in the blender. While pureeing the soup, slowly add in the half and half. (make sure the lid is on while you are pureeing, as the soup is very hot and will burn)
Add the soup back to the pot, and heat gently for 5 minutes, do NOT boil.
Season with salt and pepper to taste upon serving.

Serving Size: Makes approx 6 - 1 Cup Servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LORIC777.






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