Tomato Basil Soup
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INGREDIENTS
  • Servings: 2
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 4 medium tomatoes, peeled and seeded
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a small saucepan, saute onion and carrot in butter until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, sugar, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Cool slightly.
  2. Transfer to a blender; add basil. Cover and process until smooth. Return to the pan; stir in broth and heat through.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
I would almost call this carrot soup...came out very orange and tasting like the sweet carrots...very good and a great way to get your veggies in. Next time I may add some milk or cream to it and blend it more, it came out a bit veggie chunk floating in broth. Up the calories with cream but would be oh so good! From Light and Tasty Nutrition Facts: 1 cup equals 141 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 673 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 vegetable, 1/2 fat.