Tomato Basil Soup

This is a simple recipe that can double as a sauce for pasta. Tomatoes are chock full of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been shown to decrease the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, among others. Use salt-free canned tomatoes if you can find them. I sometimes substitute fresh rosemary for the basil, and it’s delicious. If you like, sprinkle the soup with some grated Parmesan or pecorino cheese.

Best Health Magazine, November 2012; Image: Thinkstock

 

Tomato Basil Soup
Tomato Basil Soup
Servings
4servings
Servings
4servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, sauté onions in olive oil until soft and translucent. Add tomatoes and water, cover, and bring to a boil.
  2. Put mixture into a blender, add basil and blend till smooth. Adjust seasoning to taste. If needed, pour back into pot and reheat before serving.
Recipe Notes

Per serving: 95 calories, 3 g protein, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 15 g carbohydrates, 4 g fibre, 0 mg cholesterol, 515 mg sodium