October 19, 2010

Heart Healthy Tomato and Basil Soup Recipe

Posted in Recipes tagged , , , , at 2:58 pm by keepyourhearthealthy

A bowl of tomato soup

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Cold weather and hot soup are like a match made in heaven.

If you are looking to make some great, heart-healthy soups this fall/winter, here’s a good one for your collection!  This Tomato and Basil Soup recipe from the NY Times website only has 4 grams of fat per serving and 1 gram of saturated fat.  The ingredients are:

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 small onion, chopped

4 to 6 garlic cloves (to taste), minced

Salt to taste

2 pounds tomatoes, cored and diced, or 1 (28-ounce) can chopped tomatoes with juice

Pinch of sugar

2 large sprigs basil, or about 16 leaves, plus 2 tablespoons slivered basil for garnish

1 quart water

Freshly ground pepper to taste

1 Parmesan rind (optional)

1/4 cup rice or tapioca

See the original recipe here for preparation instructions.  Enjoy!

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