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Garden Tomato Soup

 Garden Tomato Soup
Meet the Cook: "Delicious" and "filling" are the words friends I've served this soup to use to describe it. Alone, it makes for a tasty lunch...or you can have it with a sandwich or crackers. Like an even heartier soup? Simply cube some of your leftover cooked chicken or roast and add. I've long enjoyed trying new recipes on my husband. He's a former agriculture minister of Saskatchewan...and
6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4-1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth, divided
  • 4 cups chopped peeled tomatoes (about 7 medium)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute the celery, onion, carrot and green pepper
  • in butter until tender. Add 4 cups broth, tomatoes, sugar, curry,
  • salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered,
  • for 20 minutes.
  • In small bowl, stir flour and remaining broth until smooth. Gradually
  • stir into tomato mixture; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until
  • thickened and bubbly, about 2 minutes. Yield: 6 servings (1-3/4
  • quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 144 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 1,004 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.