Provençal Fresh Tomato Soup

Provençal Fresh Tomato Soup

Serves 4 to 6

This versatile soup is delicious served either hot or chilled. You can even make it a main course by adding a few cups of cooked chickpeas.

Ingredients: 
  • 2 1/2 pounds (about 5 large) ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 orange, zest and juice, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme or 2 teaspoons fresh chopped
  • 2 cups 3/4-inch cubes sprouted grain Health Starts Here® bread
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried herbes de Provence
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh basil leaves
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Method: 

In a large pot, combine tomatoes, onion, garlic, broth, orange juice and thyme and bring to a simmer over high heat. Lower the heat, cover the pot and simmer until tomatoes and onion are very tender, about 30 minutes. Remove from the heat; working in batches, transfer to a blender and blend until fairly smooth but not puréed.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400°F. Toss bread cubes with herbes de Provence and granulated garlic. Place on a baking sheet and bake, stirring once or twice, until dried and crisp, about 10 minutes. Serve soup hot or chilled, garnished with orange zest, basil and croutons.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:170 calories (5 from fat), 0.5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (7g dietary fiber, 16g sugar), 7g protein
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