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Steamed tomato basil soup: (zero butter/oil)

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One of my favorite comfort dishes is tomato soup paired with a grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with cucumber and a tomato slices. This is a tomato based thick variety soup served hot. This tomato soup is low in calories with full of flavors and taste which satisfy your taste buds

Health Benefits:

Tomato soup comes packed with beneficial lycopene — a red-hued nutrient that gives the soup its color. Lycopene offers powerful antioxidant protection, which means that it seeks out and neutralizes reactive oxygen species, a type of molecule linked to the aging process.

Yields-3-4 servings
Preparation time-15 minutes
Cooking time-15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Vine tomatoes-6-7 medium
  • Diced white onion-1 medium
  • Fresh basil-1 cup
  • Chopped Garlic cloves-2
  • Crushed pepper-1/2 tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Red chilli flakes-1/2 tsp (or as spice preferred)
  • Vegetable broth-2 cups
  • Low-fat coconut milk-1 cup

Procedure:

  • Steam cook tomatoes, onion, garlic in a steamer for 6-8 minutes/until tender the skin of tomatoes starts peeling off.
  • When the tomatoes are warm enough handle- peel off the skin and set aside.
  • Place steamed tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil in a blender/food processor and blend to smooth puree.

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  • Now transfer the ground puree to a large saucepan, add vegetable broth and bring it to boil.
  • Once it comes to boil, reduce the flame to medium and Add coconut milk, chilli flakes, and continue to cook for another 8-10 minutes.
  • Once it reaches the desired consistency, season with ground pepper, salt and serve warm.

Note:

  • Tomatoes can be roasted instead of steaming .
  • For more creamy texture feel free to use fesh cream.
  • Spices can be personalised as per the taste.
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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on November 13, 2015, in Indian and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 41 Comments.

  1. A beautiful bowl of soup Chitra, so good for you and delicious.

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  2. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    This looks great! πŸ™‚

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  3. Tasty and nutritious ….. yum πŸ™‚

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  4. Yummy as well as healthy ☺☺

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  5. A very delicious tasty clean tomato basil soup that i also love! Yummm!

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  6. Nothing wrong with eating fats any more. New dietary advice in the States. Good looking soup, but I won’t be sparing the butter in it’s making. I can almost smell in in the pretty pictures.

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  7. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

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  8. Very nice! I like the coconut milk and basil part especially.

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  9. Your soup would be wonderful right now. It’s cold and very windy outside.

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  10. This soup is what I need now.. sounds very comforting Chitra πŸ™‚

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  11. Would love to try this. I bet steaming intensifies the flavor… yum!!

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  12. Love this! Thanks for sharing. πŸ˜ƒ

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  13. This is just what I want to have in this chilly weather. Cheese sandwich is a great side dish with this tomato-basil soup.

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  14. Nice use of coconut milk in this soup, I have been looking for recipes as I have just started experimenting with it πŸ™‚

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  15. what a delicious comfort soup …You steam cooked onions ? never heard of this before ..Such a new technique ..

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    • Hi Sathya ji, yes I just steam cooked it along with tomatoes rather roasting or stir frying… Thank you for stopping by and encouraging me with your lovely feedback… glad you liked it… good day…

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