Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

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By: Kim Kirchherr, MS, RD, CDE
Jewel-Osco Dietitian

Soup is a wonderful comfort food during the chilly winter months, but can be a nutritious time saver, too! Look for recipes that use low sodium broth, a variety of vegetables, and herbs/spices instead of added salt for flavor. This soup is layered with flavor and gives all the simple steps to roasting tomatoes. Roast extra to save time for future meals, and use the oven wisely. Serve this with a crisp salad on a warmer night, or a toasted sandwich loaded with veggies on a cooler night – or enjoy a bowl as a snack.

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Amount: 7 cups
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2 tablespoons wild harvest® Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 cup chopped yellow onion
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
½ cup dry white wine
3-4 cups puréed roasted tomatoes
1 (32 ounce) container wild harvest® Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth
1/3 cup chopped wild harvest® Organic Fresh Basil
1 tablespoon wild harvest® Organic Balsamic Vinegar

1. In large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté until golden (about 8-10 minutes). Add garlic about half way through.
2. Add wine and reduce by half.
3. Add tomatoes and chicken broth; salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 25-30 minutes.
4. Add basil and vinegar; remove from heat. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Tip: Place tomatoes in a food processor and purée to desired consistency.

To Roast Tomatoes:
Start with approximately 4 pounds of fresh vine ripe tomatoes, any variety. Rinse tomatoes and cut in half (lengthwise for Romas, crosswise for all other tomato varieties). Place tomato halves on baking sheets, face up. Drizzle with wild harvest® Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and sprinkle with wild harvest® Natural Sea Salt and wild Harvest® organic Black Pepper. Place in a 325°F oven for 2-3 hours. Tomatoes should have a wonderful caramelized appearance. Allow tomatoes to cool completely.

To Freeze Roasted Tomatoes:
Place desired quantity of cooled tomatoes in freezer-style recloseable food storage bags. Place in freezer.

Nutritional Information:
Serving Size 1/6 of recipe
Calories 130
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 500mg
Carbohydrates 15g
Fiber 3g
Protein 4g


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