Tomato-Basil Soup

Looking for a vegetable soup? Then check out this warm tomato-basil soup that can be ready in an hour.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
2
medium carrots, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
1
small onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
6
large tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped (6 cups)*
1
can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1/4
cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook carrots, onion and garlic in oil about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender but not browned.
  • 2 Stir in tomatoes. Cook uncovered about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through.
  • 3 Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook uncovered about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot.

Expert Tips

Fully ripe, juicy tomatoes provide the best flavor in this soup. If your tomatoes aren’t completely ripe, you may need to increase the salt and sugar just a bit.

3 cans (14.5 oz each) diced tomatoes, undrained, can be substituted for the fresh tomatoes. Omit salt; increase sugar to 1 teaspoon.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
550mg
550%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
170%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 4 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.