Fresh Tomato Soup Recipe

Tomato Soup
submitted by sumit at ifood.tv

Summary

Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time45 Min
Ready In50 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
CuisineCourse
DishVegetarian
Main Ingredient

Ingredients

 Butter4 Tablespoon
 Peanut oil/Salad oil1 Tablespoon
 Onion1 Medium, minced
 Flour3 Tablespoon
 Ripe tomatoes6 Large, peeled, seeded and chopped
 Boiling water4 Cup (64 tbs)
 Bay leaf1 Large
 Parsley sprigs3
 Fresh thyme sprig/1 teaspoon dried sprig2
 Salt To Taste
 Freshly ground pepper To Taste
 Croutons1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 269 Calories from Fat 149

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26%

Saturated Fat 8.5 g42.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 32.3 mg

Sodium 153.4 mg6.4%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.2%

Dietary Fiber 4.9 g19.8%

Sugars 9.4 g

Protein 5 g9.7%

Vitamin A 55.8% Vitamin C 69%

Calcium 6.3% Iron 10.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Heat 2 tablespoons of butter and the peanut oil in a large, heavy saucepan.
Cook the onion, stirring constantly, until it is soft and golden.
Stir in the flour and cook, stirring all the time, until golden; do not brown.
Add the tomatoes and water.
Tie the bay leaf, parsley sprigs and thyme in a triple layer of cheesecloth to make a bouquet garni.
Add to the tomatoes.
Season with salt and pepper.
Simmer covered over low heat for 30 minutes.
Remove the bouguet garni and serve hot.
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