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Health Information Library Recipes Fresh tomato soup with crispy herb toasts

Fresh tomato soup with crispy herb toasts

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size About 1 cup
Calories 148

Amount Per Serving
Monounsaturated fat 2 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Total fat 4 g
Sodium 345 mg
Cholesterol 5 mg
Dietary fiber 3 g
Protein 7 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

When fresh tomatoes are at their peak, their intense flavor makes this soup a treat.

Ingredients

(Serves 4)
  • 8 slices whole-grain baguette, 1/2-inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups 1 percent low-fat milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Heat the broiler (grill). Arrange the baguette slices on a broiler pan and top each slice with a sprinkling of basil, oregano and cheese. Place about 4 inches from the heat source and broil (grill) until the cheese is melted, 45 to 60 seconds. Watch carefully to prevent burning. Set aside.

Peel, seed and dice the tomatoes. In a large, heavy saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until soft and translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes and tomato paste and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, until the soup thickens, 20 to 25 minutes.

In a blender or food processor, puree the soup in small batches until smooth and return to the pan. Note: The soup will be hot. Fill blender or processor no more than one-third full to avoid burns.

Stir in the milk, salt and pepper and reheat gently. Ladle into individual bowls, garnish each with 2 slices of herb toast and serve.

Last Updated: March 30th, 2017