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Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

Tomato Basil Soup

Prep Time 3min Cook Time 10min

A great way to pour one more serving of milk to help you and your family get key nutrients you need.

What you'll need

  • 8 ripe plum tomatoes or 1 16-oz can of tomatoes (drained)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 pinch ground red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 1 tsp dried basil
  • 2 cups fat free or lowfat milk
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish, optional

Notes:

Yields 2 servings

How to make it

  1. In a large pot of boiling water, blanch the ripe tomatoes for 10 seconds.
  2. Transfer to colander; cool slightly. Peel off skin.
  3. Cut tomatoes in half; remove seeds and chop.
  4. In a medium saucepan cook the onion in olive oil over medium heat, stirring frequently, until golden brown, about 4 minutes.
  5. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute longer.
  6. Add the chopped tomatoes. Cook uncovered over medium heat for 20 minutes. (If using canned tomatoes, decrease cooking time to 10 minutes.)
  7. Spoon 3/4 of mixture into food processor or blender container; puree until smooth.
  8. Return to saucepan. Add red pepper, basil and milk to the soup.
  9. Heat until hot but do not boil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.c

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