Tomato and "Fresh" Basil Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Tomato and "Fresh" Basil Soup recipe? Learn how to make Tomato and "Fresh" Basil Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by misty_woellhaf

Makes 4 servings



This is a great recipe from "The Cook's Encyclopedia of Vegetarian Cooking" by Linda Frasier. However, the recipe here is slightly altered. For example, I don't use fresh basil as the title indicates because it's too much of a hassel...and the recipe still tastes great!

Recipe Ingredients for Tomato and "Fresh" Basil Soup

2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 lbs ripe Italian plum tomatoes, or 28 oz can tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
3 cups chicken stock, or vegetable stock, about
2 tbsp sun-dried tomato paste
1 tbsp dried basil
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 salt
1 ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for Tomato and "Fresh" Basil Soup

  1. Heat the oil and butter in a large suacepan until foaming. Add the onion and cook gently for about 5 minutes, stirring, until the onion is softened but not brown.

  2. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and garlic, then add the stock and sun-dried tomato paste, with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat, half-cover the pan and simmer gently for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to keep the tomatoes from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

  3. Process the soup with the dried basil in a blender or food processor and pour into a clean pan.

  4. Addthe cream and heat through, stirring. Do not allow the soup to approach the boiling point. Check the consistency and add more stock if necessary, then season with salt and pepper. Pour into heated bowls and garnish with basil if desired. Serve at once.

Categories

Tomatoes, Soup, Boil

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 477.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
242
Calories from Fat
165
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.3g
28%
Saturated Fat
7.2g
36%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
1218mg
51%
Potassium
624mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
17.7g
6%
Dietary Fiber
3.2g
13%
Sugars
11.6g
Protein
4.8g
Vitamin A 41% Vitamin C 95%
Calcium 7% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sodium
  • High in sugar
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