Creamy Tomato Soup

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This soup can be served hot or cold. You can use peeled fresh tomatoes in place of the canned tomatoes if desired.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 25 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cups canned stewed, diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup sliced green onions
  • ¼ cup red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • ¼ cup half-and-half
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped basil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped chives

Directions

  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan and combine the tomatoes, green onions, red pepper, garlic, stock, and honey. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool for several minutes.
  • In a blender or a food processor fitted with a metal blade, purée the soup until smooth. Transfer back to the pan and stir in the half-and-half, basil, salt, and pepper. Heat to a light simmer and adjust seasoning to taste. Ladle the soup into serving bowls and garnish with the chopped chives.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cups canned stewed, diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup sliced green onions
  • ¼ cup red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • ¼ cup half-and-half
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped basil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped chives

Directions

  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan and combine the tomatoes, green onions, red pepper, garlic, stock, and honey. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool for several minutes.
  • In a blender or a food processor fitted with a metal blade, purée the soup until smooth. Transfer back to the pan and stir in the half-and-half, basil, salt, and pepper. Heat to a light simmer and adjust seasoning to taste. Ladle the soup into serving bowls and garnish with the chopped chives.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories150
Total Fat8g
Saturated Fat1.5g
Cholesterol5mg
Sodium720mg
Total Carbohydrate14g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars8g
Protein5g