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Tomato Basil Soup

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Low Fat Tomato Basil Soup

Low Fat Tomato Basil Soup

Fiona Haynes
This quick and easy, low-fat, low-calorie tomato and basil soup is a perfect soup for all seasons. All you need is a little bread and a green salad for a great lunch. Use vegetable broth for a vegetarian soup.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 14-ounce cans (or 1 28-ounce can) diced tomatoes (plus juices)
  • 2 cups nonfat, low sodium chicken broth

Preparation:

Gently sauté onions, celery and garlic over medium heat, until softened.

Add basil, thyme, and tomatoes, followed by chicken broth. .

Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool a little.

Use a hand blender to puree the soup.

Makes 6 cups.

Per cup: Calories 58, Calories from Fat 16, Total Fat 1.8g (Sat 0.2g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 136mg, Carbohydrate 8.2g, Fiber 2.2g, Protein 2.3g

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