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Basil Tomato Soup for 2 Recipe
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Basil Tomato Soup for 2 Recipe

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Fresh basil perks up the flavor in this creamy from-scratch tomato soup. “My aunt gave me this recipe years ago, and it’s been one of my favorites ever since,” says Sarah Travis of Edina, Minnesota.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 4 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and quartered
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 141 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 673 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a small saucepan, saute onion and carrot in butter until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, sugar, salt and pepper. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10 minutes or until tomatoes are softened. Cool slightly.
  2. Transfer to a blender; add basil. Cover and process until smooth. Return to the pan; stir in broth and heat through. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Basil Tomato Soup in Light & Tasty June/July 2007, p35

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