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Tomato Soup

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From EatingWell:  March/April 2011

This simple tomato soup is perfect paired with your favorite grilled cheese sandwich. Make a double batch and freeze the extra for rainy-day emergencies.

8 servings, about 1 cup each | Active Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Heat butter and oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat until the butter melts. Add onion and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 6 minutes. Add garlic and thyme (or parsley); cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 10 seconds.
  2. Stir in canned tomatoes (with juice). Add broth; bring to a lively simmer over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a lively simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Puree the soup in the pot using an immersion blender or in batches in a blender. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.) Stir in half-and-half (if using), salt and pepper.

Nutrition

Per serving : 69 Calories; 3 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 4 mg Cholesterol; 8 g Carbohydrates; 3 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 640 mg Sodium; 420 mg Potassium

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat

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