Saturday, March 3, 2012

Tomato Basil Soup

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Very simple to make, tasty and low calorie.  You will want to keep the ingredients for this on hand so you can make it at a moments notice!  The bread pictured with it is just a french bread loaf sliced in half and baked for a few minutes with mozzarella and parmesan cheese on top.  Delicious!

Tomato Basil Soup

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup dried basil (or 3/4 cup chopped fresh)
1 28-ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 cup 1/3-less fat cream cheese, cubed
2 cups skim milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Heat olive oil in saucepan and saute onion about 3 minutes.  Add garlic and cook for another minute.  Add basil and tomatoes and bring to a boil.  Simmer about 30 minutes.  Stir in cheese until melted.  Transfer mixture to a blender and blend until smooth.  Return to pan and stir in milk, salt and pepper and heat up for a few more minutes.

Makes about 6 servings with the following per serving: calories - 135, fat - 6.4g, cholesterol - 15mg, total carbs - 12.5g, dietary fiber - 1.3g, sugars - 8.8g, protein - 5.4g.

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