Tangy Tomato-Basil Soup

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Tangy Tomato-Basil Soup
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Serves 6

Ingredients

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3/4 cup fat-free buttermilk
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar
5/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 medium ripe red beefsteak tomatoes, cored and quartered
2 green onions, chopped
1 garlic clove
2 tablespoons plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
Fresh basil leaves

Preparation

1. Combine first 10 ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth.

2. Place 3/4 cup soup in each of 6 bowls. Top evenly with yogurt and basil leaves.

Middle Eastern: Omit basil, sugar, and red tomatoes. Add 1/2 cup cilantro, 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, 2 seeded yellow bell peppers, and 3 large yellow beefsteak tomatoes, quartered, to mixture in blender. Blend until smooth. Combine yogurt, 3 tablespoons plain hummus, and 1 tablespoon water. Top each serving with yogurt mixture and cilantro leaves. SERVES 6 CALORIES 94; FAT 5.6g (sat 0.8g); SODIUM 266mg

Berry-Balsamic: Omit lemon juice, green onion, and garlic. Increase pepper to 3/4 teaspoon. Add 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar and 1 cup quartered strawberries to mixture in blender. Blend until very smooth. Top each serving with 1 teaspoon yogurt, 1 tablespoon sliced strawberries, and cracked black pepper. SERVES 6 CALORIES 91; FAT 4.8g (sat 0.7g); SODIUM 236mg

Tomato-Melon: Omit basil, red tomatoes, green onion, and garlic. Add 2 cups cubed honeydew melon, 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, and 3 large yellow beefsteak tomatoes, quartered, to mixture in blender. Blend until very smooth. Top each serving with 1 teaspoon yogurt, 1 tablespoon diced honeydew melon, and fresh mint leaves. SERVES 6 CALORIES 99; FAT 4.8g (sat 0.7g); SODIUM 247mg

Created date

June 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 78
Fat 4.8 g
Satfat 0.7 g
Monofat 3.3 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 236 mg
Calcium 55 mg