TOMATO BASIL SOUP

TOMATO BASIL SOUP
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Tomato Basil Soup
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

I love tomatoes. Any way you slice, dice, mash them, these aromatic fruits are absolutely delicious. Tomato, botanically classified as berry, is generally categorized as vegetable. 

Tomatoes are a major dietary source of antioxidant1 lycopene, which is more bioavailable in tomato processed products (in a healthy way, of course) than raw tomatoes.  Consumption of four or five servings of tomato products has been inversely associated with prostate cancer risk (a 40% lower risk of prostate cancer in men).2   

Tomatoes are a good source of fiber3 and are a great source of Vitamin C4,5 an essential dietary component, has been shown to regenerate antioxidants within the body, influences immune function6, and helps with nonheme iron (plant-based)7 absorption.  

Potassium plays an important role in cardiovascular disease prevention8 and blood pressure regulation9.  

Vitamin K1 helps normal blood coagulation and bone metabolism10.  

Folate (B9) plays an important role in DNA formation and lower risk of colon and breast cancers.11



Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 133 kcal
Ingredients
  • 10 tomatoes large
  • 5 TBSP ghee
  • 1 onion large, diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1/2 gallon chicken bone broth
  • 2 cups basil
  • 1 tsp oregano dry
  • 1 tsp salt, pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.



  2. Slice tomatoes 1 inch wide, spread ghee on top of each tomato, put in the oven for about 30 min or until tomatoes start wilting and get caramelized color.



  3. Sautee onions in a pot, about 5 min, until light-brown in color. Add diced red pepper and sautee for 2 more minutes.



  4. Add tomatoes and bone broth to the pot with onions.



  5. Heat well thoroughly and add chopped basil, Boil, covered for 5 more min.



  6. Add oregano, salt and pepper.



  7. Puree using a hand-held mixer or regular blender.



Recipe Notes

This soup can be served hot or cold, pureéd or chunked.

 

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