Fresh Cream of Tomato Soup With Basil - Ww 2 Points

Total Time
40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Pair this creamy tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich for true comfort food. When tomatoes are out of season, use two 14-ounce cans of diced tomatoes instead. From WeightWatchers.com

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Coat a large saucepan with cooking spray and set pan over medium heat. Add leeks and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, thyme and bay leaf; cook until tomatoes break down, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add broth and bring to a simmer; reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat and remove bay leaf.
  3. Puree tomato mixture in saucepan using an immersion blender. Or, working in batches, puree tomato mixture in a blender until smooth (be careful not to splatter hot liquid); return puree to saucepan and set pan over low heat.
  4. Add milk and simmer 1 minute to heat through. Remove from heat and stir in basil; season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with thyme and serve.
  5. Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving.
Most Helpful

Considering how low calorie this is - it was pretty good. I have so many tomatoes in my garden that this was a perfect way to use them up. I enjoyed the fresh basil mixed in at the end, although my DH and I both added cayenne and lots of fresh ground pepper because it was fairly bland as written, even 13yo DS called this 'dull.' All in all it's a very healthy and low-cal soup thats very versatile.

Brooke the Cook in WI August 12, 2008