Fresh Tomato Soup
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Fresh Tomato Soup
Fresh Tomato Soup
3 tbsp. butter
3 leeks thinly sliced (white and pale green part only)
2 ribs celery sliced
3 lb. tomatoes seeded and coarsely chopped
2-1/2 tbsp. flour
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 McCormick Gourmet Collection Turkish Bay Leaf
1/3 cup fat-free half-and-half
2 tbsp. fresh basil chopped
3/4 tsp. garlic salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Prep time: 15 minutes, Cook time: 35 minutes

Melt butter in a large skillet. Add leeks and celery; sauté over medium heat for 10 minutes or until very soft, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes more. Sprinkle flour over the top and stir well. Add broth and bay leaf and cook for 15 minutes. Remove bay leaf and let cool slightly. Puree in a blender or food processor and return to pan. Add half-and-half, basil, garlic salt and pepper. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes more or until very hot. Serve with Old World Style Asiago Cheese Cracked Pepper Bread from our Bakery.

Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional Information:
240 calories, 8 g protein, 11 g total fat (6 g sat.), 33 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 14 g sugar, 25 mg cholesterol, 350 mg sodium, 5 points