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Roasted Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil Recipe

Roasted Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil Recipe

Roasting really brings out the flavor of the tomatoes in this wonderful soup. It has a slightly chunky texture that indicates it's fresh and homemade. —Marie Forte, Raritan, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 5 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 pounds tomatoes (about 11 medium), halved
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • Salad croutons and thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place tomatoes, onion and garlic in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan; drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with thyme, salt and pepper; toss to coat. Roast 25-30 minutes or until tender, stirring once. Cool slightly.
  • 2. Process tomato mixture and basil leaves in batches in a blender until smooth. Transfer to a large saucepan; heat through. If desired, top with croutons and sliced basil. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without croutons) equals 107 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 411 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.