Tomato Soup with Croutons

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Oct. 01, 2012

Warm up with your favorite blanket and a nice bowl of tomato soup on cold and dreary day. This healthy version of tomato soup with crunchy croutons will turn your day around in no time.

Ingredients

For soup
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Sweet onion 2 Tablespoon , chopped finely
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) , mince
Tomato paste 3 Tablespoon
Canned crushed tomato 28 Ounce
Chicken stock 4 Cup (64 tbs) (recommend unsalted, low sodium)
Cream 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Cracked black pepper To Taste
For croutons
French bread 1 Cup (16 tbs) , cubed into 1 inch pieces
Dried oregano 2 Teaspoon

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

MAKING

2. To make the croutons, place the bread cubes on a baking sheet, drizzle evenly with olive oil and sprinkle oregano evenly over bread. Bake for 6 minutes. Remove and let cool.

3. To make the soup, preheat a large soup pot over medium heat and add in olive oil and onions. Cook the onions for 15 minutes then add in the garlic and cook for 1 minute.

4. Stir in tomato paste and let sit for 2 minutes before adding in the crushed tomatoes and chicken stock.

5. Cook the soup for an additional 10 minutes.

6. Pour in cream and taste for seasoning.

SERVING

7. Let soup sit for another 2 minutes then serve in warm bowls garnished with basil if you like and accompanied by the croutons in a bowl which should be added to the soup before eating.

TIP

Feel free to get creative with toppings for the bread. A sprinkle of asiago cheese on top would be a great crouton for tomato soup as well.

If you purchase tomato paste out of a can, empty the remaining can into a freezer tight container and it will keep for 3 months.

NOTE

If you use unsalted chicken stock you will need to add in more salt, this is a great way to be able to control the sodium in your soups.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 907Calories from Fat 169

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 18 g27.7%

Saturated Fat 8 g40%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 1098 mg45.75%

Total Carbohydrates 169 g56.3%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 67 g

Protein 18 g36%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet