Source: Very Best Baking by Nestle

Tomato Basil Soup
Consider making a double batch for the freezer or for popping into the microwave the next day for a perfect low-calorie light lunch.
Serves: Varies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: Varies


1 tomatoes, fresh
1/2 carrots, washed and chopped
1/2 leeks, (can substitute onions)
1/2 shallots, chopped
1/2 garlic, chopped
1/4 olive oil
1 thyme, fresh
2 leaves
1/4 tomato paste
8 cup chicken stock, low sodium not fat
5 tablespoon basil, chopped

HEAT olive oil in a 4 qt. Sauce pan.

ADD tomatoes, leeks, carrots, shallots and garlic; sauté for 1-2 minutes

ADD fresh thyme, bay leaves, tomato paste and chicken stock.

SIMMER on low heat for 20-25 minutes.

REMOVE thyme and bay leaves.

PUREE mixture in blender or food processor.

REHEAT soup.

SERVE with freshly chopped basil in each bowl.

Serve with toasted fresh bread rubbed with fresh garlic.