Tomato Basil Bread Soup

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The crunchy sourdough croutons that top the soup are also delicious on salad or on their own. For added flavor, sprinkle with dried herbs or seasonings before baking.

Yield:

5 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 7 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 191
Fat 5.6 g
Satfat 1.4 g
Protein 6.7 g
Carbohydrate 28.5 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Iron 1.8 mg
Sodium 1191 mg
Caloriesfromfat 26 %
Fiber 2.7 g
Calcium 164 mg

Ingredients

4 ounces sourdough bread, cubed (about 4 cups)
4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1 cup chopped onion (about 1 medium)
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Preparation

Preheat oven to 300°.

Combine sourdough bread and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium bowl; toss gently to coat. Spread bread cubes in a single layer on a jelly roll pan; bake at 300° for 20 minutes, stirring once.

Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until browned. Add broth, basil, and tomatoes. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 10 minutes.

Ladle soup into each of 5 soup bowls. Top evenly with croutons and Parmesan cheese.

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection,

Oxmoor House

January 2004
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