- I got this recipe many moons ago from Light & Tasty, a magazine put out by Taste of Home. It's a perfect accompaniment to the last recipe I posted, Chicken Pesto Paninis. It's yummy just the way it is, but I sometimes add some freshly pressed garlic to it, because we love our garlic and it's good for you! I'm thinking about making it this weekend, in addition to some other goodies for one of the few football games I actually care to watch. Go Dawgs!! =)
- Tomato Basil Soup
photo & recipe by: Taste of Home
- 4 medium carrots, finely chopped
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 1 can (49 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth or 6 cups vegetable broth, divided
- 1 can (29 ounces) tomato puree
- 5 teaspoons dried basil
- 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 can (12 ounces) fat-free evaporated milk
In a Dutch oven, cook carrots and onion in butter over medium-low heat for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and cool slightly.
In a blender, place 1/2 broth and the cooled vegetables; cover and process until blended. Return to the Dutch oven. Stir in the tomato puree, basil sugar, salt, pepper and remaining broth.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Gradually stir in evaporated milk; heat through (do not boil). Yield: 6 servings (2-1/4 quarts).