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    Faux-Fresh Tomato Soup

    Faux-Fresh Tomato Soup. Photo by Julie B's Hive

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    Total Time:

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    55 mins

    35 mins

    20 mins

    Julie B's Hive's Note:

    From the Sunset Low-Fat Cookbook, recipe is based on canned tomato purée. Top off with Herbed Cheese Croutons (recipe included). The deglazing (3 times) makes this one a bit time-consuming but gives the soup its good flavor. I prefer using the dried basil over the fresh in this recipe and a little chunkier than the usual smooth tomato soup.

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    1. 1
    2. 2
      Slice 1 small French bread baguette (8 oz) crosswise into 1/4-in slices. Sprinkle slices with grated cheese then sprinkle lightly with dry basil and coarse salt. Place bread slices in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake in a 300° oven until toasted and golden brown (about 20 minutes). Serve croutons warm or at room temperature.
    3. 3
      MAKE SOUP:.
    4. 4
      In a 3-4 quart pan, combine oil, onion, carrot, and 1 cup of the the chicken broth. Bring to a boil over high heat; boil, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until liquid evaporates and vegetables begin to brown (about 10 minutes). To deglaze, add 3 tbsp water and stir to scrape browned bit free. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture begins to brown again. Repeat deglazing and browning steps 2 more times, using 3 tbsp water each time; vegetable mixture should be golden brown.
    5. 5
      Add remaining 4 cups chicken broth. Stir to scrape browned bits free. Stir in tomato purée, basil, sugar, and white pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat; then reduce heat, cover, and simmer until vegetables are very tender to bite (about 20 min).
    6. 6
      Whirl mixture, a portion at a time, in a food processor or blender until smoothly puréed. Return to pan; bring to a simmer over medium heat.
    7. 7
      To serve, ladle into bowls and top each serving with 2 croutons. Pass remaining croutons.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 26, 2009


      Yeap, this is how I like my tomato soup! Thi was a lovely supper w/grilled cheese sandwiches. I used my immersion blender. Delicious! made for Aussie Swap 12/09. Thank you!

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    Nutritional Facts for Faux-Fresh Tomato Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (517 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 303.8
    Calories from Fat 46
    Total Fat 5.1 g
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    Cholesterol 2.2 mg
    Sodium 610.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 52.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.7 g
    Sugars 9.8 g
    Protein 16.7 g

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