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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 185.8
  • Total Fat: 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 24.7 mg
  • Sodium: 747.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 4.8 g

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Fresh Tomato Basil Soup

Submitted by: POPCORNPUNCH
Fresh Tomato Basil Soup

Introduction

Best when made with fresh tomatoes! This recipe makes two large servings, but can be split easily by three people. Best when made with fresh tomatoes! This recipe makes two large servings, but can be split easily by three people.
Number of Servings: 3

Ingredients

    4 cups chopped tomatoes
    1 chopped medium sized onion
    5 cloves roasted garlic (or 3 cloves raw garlic)
    1 chopped small bell pepper (seeds optional)
    2 tbsp fresh basil
    2 cups chicken broth
    2 Tbsp butter
    2 Tbsp flour
    1/2 cup fat free half & half
    1 tsp salt

Directions

In a pot, sautee onions and garlic until onions are soft. Add chicken broth, tomatoes, bell pepper, and basil, simmer for about 20 minutes. Let cool a little before pouring into a blender and pulsing the mixture. Strain the blended soup and set liquid aside.

In another pot, melt butter and whisk in flour to make a roux. When the roux is golden brown, slowly whisk in blended tomato liquid. Add half and half and salt to taste.

Goes great with garlic croutons!

Number of Servings: 3

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user POPCORNPUNCH.






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  • no basil so used 1tsp dried thyme and added a few drops of hot sauce - delicious - 8/17/12

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  • I loved this cooked soup. I also have just put all the stuff in the vitamix and eaten it raw with hot sauce and spices. Sort of like a cross between v8 juice and gazpacho - 9/4/11

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  • I loved this soup! I prepared it last night to have for lunch today... of course i had to sneak a taste at it and it was delicious!!! I love how nothing is canned and strictly homemade! thanx so much! - 12/14/09

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  • incredible texture and taste. I loved it. - 10/2/09

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