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Tomato Soup and Avocado Toasts

Serves 4
Time 35 min
You can easily make a meal of this herb-and-garlic tomato soup paired with lightly crunchy toast liberally topped with creamy, rich avocado spread. Perfect for dipping!
Ingredients
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves minced
  • 1 (28.0-ounce) can no-salt-added crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup no-salt-added tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 slices whole grain bread lightly toasted
  • 2 avocados
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves thinly sliced (plus more for garnish, optional)
  • 3 tablespoons minced Kalamata olives (optional)
Method

Heat a medium saucepot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until beginning to brown and stick to the pan, about 4 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup vegetable broth and thyme and cook until onions are translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Add remaining vegetable broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 10 minutes to blend flavors. Remove from heat and use an immersion blender to blend until smooth. (Alternately, allow to cool slightly, and carefully purée in a blender.)

In a small bowl, use a fork to mash together avocado, lemon juice, basil and olives, if using. On each toast, spread avocado mixture evenly and garnish with additional basil, if desired. Serve soup with avocado toasts on the side.

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  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves minced
  • 1 (28.0-ounce) can no-salt-added crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup no-salt-added tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 slices whole grain bread lightly toasted
  • 2 avocados
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves thinly sliced (plus more for garnish, optional)
  • 3 tablespoons minced Kalamata olives (optional)