Sunday, February 17, 2013

40 #SundaySupper - Hearty Basil Tomato Soup

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This week's #SundaySupper Theme is skinny! This weekend all the recipes we share as a group are healthy recipes that are tasty and won't leave you feeling guilty about eating them later. We've got quite the range of healthy recipes below, so be sure to share them with anyone who may want something healthy to eat, whether it be a light soup or a guilt-free dessert. Thank you to Sue for all of her work organizing this week! Please be sure to check out her Gluten-Free Cafe page, it has a lot of great recipes and I encourage anyone who is gluten free to go check them out.

I've never been a huge fan of soup made out of the can. Most brands, aside from being potentially unsafe for gluten, taste overly salted to me, and really ruin the overall taste. That's why I love making batches of homemade soup. They'll normally last for a couple days and are really delicious. This is my healthy tomato soup, which contains low sodium chicken stock, fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, fresh basil, and some seasoning. There's something really satisfying about being able to count all the ingredients of a recipe with only two hands! My secret to making this soup smooth is to use a cheesecloth to strain out the pulp after cooking, and to serve with fresh basil on top. I hope you enjoy!

Servings 6-8, depending on the size of the tomatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes

Ingredients
2 cups low sodium chicken stock
5 fresh tomatoes, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
5 fresh basil leaves
2 tsp mustard
2 tsp salt
2 tsp black pepper

Steps
Place a stock pot over medium high heat. Add the chicken stock, tomatoes, onion, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper. Tear the basil leaves into shreds and add to the soup. Bring the soup to a boil, and then cover. Let the soup boil for 30 minutes.

Once the soup has cooked, use an immersion blender to blend the soup until all of the tomato is broken down. Line the inside of a strainer with cheesecloth and place over top a bowl. Strain the soup into the bowl. Serve into soup bowls and top with some finely sliced basil leaves.


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40 comments:

  1. Perfect! We love tomato soup and this one sounds easy and delicious. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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    1. Oh my gosh, it is super easy. I recommend it for nights where you want to eat healthy but not put a lot of effort into cooking.

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  2. Tomato plus basil.... Oh yes, please!

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  3. Tomato soup is so classic. I love it!

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  4. What a wonderful Tomato Soup recipe! Thank you for sharing this!

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  5. Tomato soup is one of my favorites and your version looks perfect. Great idea to strain with cheesecloth.

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  6. Simple & classic ! Sounds yummy, healthy & looks gorgeous. Thanks for posting and joining Skinny Sunday supper !!

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    1. Of course! Thank you for all the effort you put in!

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  7. Love tomato soup!!! This look amazing! ~ Bea @ galactosemia in PDX

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  8. Yum! I love tomato soup but I hate the sodium content is store bought ones. This looks so good!

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    1. Agreed! Homemade is always the best way of controlling sodium content!

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  9. Tomato soup is a favorite, even better that it's made with fresh tomatoes!

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  10. This and a grilled cheese sandwich is a perfect lunch or dinner.

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  11. That is a beautiful pot full of goodness there!

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  12. This is one of my all time favorite soups! I just love your recipe! All I need is a grilled cheese sandwich to go with it!! Crazy how grilled cheese is so perfect with tomato soup!!

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  13. Growing up my mother made us tomato soup with croutons. This sounds perfect with the basil!

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  14. Basil tomato soup without any heavy cream? love this!!! will definitely have to give this one a try!

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  15. I've never made tomato-basil soup at home, but I think I should give this a try. I adore the t-b soup at La Madeleine, but I'm pretty sure it's not very healthy!

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    1. I'm not sure about La Madeleine, but heavy cream is pretty common in the rich tasting soups. I personally prefer the lighter soup filled with herbs and spices.

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  16. Mmmm...I can just imagine how good this soup would taste with some homemade, crusty, whole wheat bread. I used to eat a lot of canned soups but not as much as my Husband. He loved the stuff! Since we're older and wiser (hopefully!) now, we haven't eaten the canned stuff in years and much prefer making it from scratch. Way less salt, way more veggies, and no artificial, tinny flavour.

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    1. Agreed! I just wish I could get the deep red color that canned soup has. I don't know if it requires a heavier concentration of tomatoes, or if they just add food coloring.

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  17. Love me some tomato soup!!! Specially homemade!

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  18. Tomato soup is one of my very favorites! Great choice for a skinny dish!!

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  19. I love tomato soup and this one sounds perfect. Now, the unhealthy part of me wants a grilled cheese sandwich to pair alongside of this!

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  20. Love tomato soups and this one looks perfect especially during these cold days!!

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  21. Mmm, this reminds me of the one I used to make in college

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  22. Tomato soup may be my all-time fave and your version if it looks fantastic! Thank for sharing p.s....you may have just given me a great excuse to get an immersion blender;-)

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    1. Immersion blenders are such a great investment. Really one of my favorite kitchen tools I've ever had.

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  23. When ever I got sick my mom would make me tomato soup and grilled cheese. To this day it is one of my favourite comfort meals. This version looks so delicious.

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  24. I love how this soup is made and how fresh the ingredients are! This must taste wonderful! I'm not a big fan of canned soup either so I always look to build my soup from scratch :-)

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  25. I totaly agree, those soups from the cans are just horrible aren't they?! Your soup makes me want to go back to the kitchen and make a fresh pot for tonight. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us. =)

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    1. Agreed! It's always crazy to me the color differences between processed and fresh foods. Tomato soup is always such a great example. I've never gotten the deep tomato red color that canned soups have. It's always made me wonder what they do to make it so red!

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  26. I love creamy tomaote soup. With or without grilled cheese sandwich! Never tried making it myself but that's about to change. Thanks for the recipe!

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  27. I really need to make a tomato soup at home. Just found out my 7 year old likes it.

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  28. Tomato soup is a fave around here--and you're right, the prepackaged stuff is always so salty. Can't wait to try this!

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