Melanie's Garden-Tomato Soup

Melanie's Garden-Tomato SoupRecipe


5 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 81
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 2.6 g
Satfat 0.4 g
Monofat 1.4 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 2.3 g
Carbohydrate 14.6 g
Fiber 2.9 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1.3 mg
Sodium 140 mg
Calcium 29 mg


2 teaspoons olive oil
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or basil
1 teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
2 garlic cloves, chopped
5 cups diced tomato (about 2 pounds)
1 1/2 cups water
2 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Thinly sliced fresh basil (optional)


Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, oregano, thyme, and garlic; cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in tomato and next 5 ingredients (tomato through pepper). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes. Place half of soup in a blender or food processor; process until smooth, and pour into a bowl. Repeat procedure with the remaining soup. Serve warm or chilled. Sprinkle with fresh basil, if desired.