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Rich Tomato Soup

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Ingredients
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped pepper 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (Use Green Or Sweet Red Variety)
  Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Fresh snipped basil/1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Snipped basil/1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Use Fresh)
  Ground red pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Tomato juice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Buttermilk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Fresh basil leaves/Lime slices 1 Tablespoon
Directions

In a small saucepan cook onion and green or sweet red pepper in margarine till very tender.
Stir in basil and ground red pepper, if desired.
Cook and stir for 1 minute more.
Remove from heat.
In a blender container combine cooked vegetable mixture, tomato juice, and buttermilk.
Cover and blend till smooth.
Return mixture to saucepan and heat through.
Or, chill thoroughly.
Garnish each serving with fresh basil leaves or lime slices, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Chilling
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Vegetable

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