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Heirloom Tomato Soup

 Heirloom Tomato Soup
Throughout the late summer months I make this soup about once a week. Even my son, who normally does not like tomatoes, loves this soup. —Kimberly Danek Pinkson, San Anselmo, California
20 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 medium heirloom tomatoes, quartered (about 8 pounds)
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh corn
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 5-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • In a stockpot, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1
  • minute longer. Add the tomatoes, carrot, corn, basil and salt.
  • Stir in broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for
  • 15-20 minutes or until tomatoes are softened, stirring occasionally.
  • Cool slightly.
  • In a food processor, process soup in batches until smooth. Return all
  • to pan and heat through. Ladle into bowls; drizzle each with 3/4
  • teaspoon cream. Yield: 20 servings (5 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 73 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 356 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber,

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Nutritional Facts: 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.