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Tangy Tomato-Basil Soup

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Yield Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

  3. 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 6g (sat 8g); SODIUM 266mg

  4. 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 8g (sat 7g); SODIUM 236mg

  5. 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 8g (sat 7g); SODIUM 247mg

Cook's Notes

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