March 11, 2009

Recipe - Creamy Tomato Soup

Creamy Tomato Soup
3 servings
This traditional favorite is not only easy to make but chock full of nutrition!

1 large onion, chopped
1 tablespoon quality extra-virgin olive oil
3 pounds fresh, ripe Italian tomatoes, chopped (about 6 cups)
8 sun-dried tomatoes, soaked
1 cup soy milk
Salt and black and red pepper to taste
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, basil, or dill, chopped


1. In a large pot, sauté the onions in the olive oil until they are soft, then add the fresh tomatoes and stir until the mixture boils.

2. Remove the dried tomatoes from their soaking water and chop them coarsely. Add them and their soaking water to the pot and cook, stirring to prevent sticking.

3. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes. Add the soy milk and season to taste with salt and black and red pepper.

4. Serve in bowls with the chopped green herbs as garnish.

Nutritional benefits:
Monounsaturated fat; micronutrients, including lycopene from tomatoes and isoflavones from soy.

Nutritional Information:

Per serving:
196 calories
8 g total fat (1 g sat)
0 mg cholesterol
30 g carbohydrate
7 g protein
8 g fiber
250 mg sodium

- Recipe reprinted with permission of

1 comment:

Sonya said...

Oh this sounds heavenly. I think I could eat this for breakfast right now if I had some. (I am hoping our corporate visitor brings donuts this morning). lol