Basil Tomato Soup
"Corn dresses up this quick and easy tomato soup," notes Alice Culberson of Kingsport, Tennessee. "My husband and two sons—who don't always care for soup—like this as much as I do. It's a great way to use up end-of-summer tomatoes."
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1/2 cup uncooked small shell pasta
- 3/4 cup chopped red onion
- 3/4 cup diced celery
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 teaspoons olive oil
- 3/4 cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed
- 4-1/2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 to 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil leaves
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 6 medium firm tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
- Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
- Meanwhile in a large saucepan, saute the onion, celery and garlic in oil for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Add corn; saute for 2 minutes. Add the broth, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in pasta and tomatoes until heated through.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 112 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 919mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.
Originally published as Basil Tomato Soup in Light & Tasty August/September 2002