Thursday, February 11, 2010

Healthy Recipe: Tomato Basil Soup

So, We've been eating really healthy for the past 2 weeks & I've found a couple amazing recipes. I've never eaten such good food, and never have I eaten such GOOD food.

Tonight I made homemade TOMATO BASIL SOUP


1) Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Mix 3 lbs of plum tomatoes (I used Roma b/c it what I had), 1/2 tsp pepper and 2 tsp salt; spray with canola oil cooking spray, then spread on baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes.

2) Saute 2 cups chopped onions and 3 cloves minced garlic with 1 tbsp. canola oil and 1/4 tsp red pepper (I use just a pinch more so it has a little spice to it) in large pot on medium-low heat for 15 minutes or until onions brown.

3) Add 1 can 28 oz canned tomatoes, 2 quarts vegetable stock, 1 cup fresh basil and 1/2 tsp fresh thyme to the same pot, then pour in baked tomatoes with liquid from baking sheet. Bring to a boil and simmer uncovered for 40 minutes.

4) Blend in a blender or food processor (I use a submergeable hand blender) until only slightly chunky. You can have it hot or cold.

SO GOOD you guys!

7 comments:

M said...

Yum! I love tomato basil soup. This is a nice variation on other recipes I've seen that use a lot of butter and cream (which obviously add a lot of calories). Sounds delish!

Jennie said...

Hey, we've been on a healthy kick too! This looks delish, we'll be trying it :) Might I suggest Brazilian sweet potato and black bean stew for your next GOOD food experiment? You can find the recipe on allrecipes.com

Kristie said...

I wish that my hubby liked tomatoes. This looks so yummy!

THE BILLS FAMILY said...

yummy! I am going to have to try this one. I also tried your bbq chicken pizza which is also healthy and it was soo yummy. (instead of a boboli crust I used a mix to have a thinner crust). I also only used a little bit of cheese. It was soo fantastic!

Susan said...

You are my inspiration! I come to your blog and see all these delicious, nutritious recipes, and the only recipes I've put up lately are made with chocolate! You are too good. These look so yummy!

Three Kids and a Mommy said...

This looks fantastic! I recently made a "healthy" tomato soup that was terrible. This one looks much better!

Esther Noelle said...

Did you have a lot of leftovers? Want to make this one - not sure if I should double it or not...