Our basil plants are still growing like crazy. I have used them in pesto, tomato salads, and now in this creamy tomato basil soup. It is lightened up by switching out cream, and using nonfat plain Greek yogurt. There are only 125 calories and 7 grams of fat!
recipe adapted from fannetasticfood.com
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
- 1/2 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 fresh tomato, chopped
- 1 C. chicken (or vegetable) broth – try homemade!
- 1/2 tsp. fresh basil, chopped + extra for garnish
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1/4 C. plain nonfat Greek yogurt
WHAT YOU DO: In a medium sized pot add olive oil, garlic, and tomatoes and saute on medium heat for a few minutes. Add broth, basil, and pepper. Cover, reduce heat to med-low, and let simmer about 15 mins. Remove from heat and let cool 10-15 mins. Use an immersion blender (or transfer to a blender in small batches) to puree. Then reheat it, add yogurt and serve. Garnish with fresh basil.
ESTIMATED NUTRITION INFO:
7 g fat
9 g carbs
o.5 g fiber