Simple Creamy Tomato Bisque
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Serves: 4.5 cups
 
Ingredients
  • 4 cups tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 2 oz. ⅓ less fat cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp. organic tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • ¾ tsp. salt
Instructions
  1. Combine tomatoes, basil, milk, tomato paste and garlic to blender and pulse until smooth.
  2. Melt butter in a Dutch oven or large pot and add onion. Sauté until slightly tender and then add remaining ingredients.
  3. Allow to simmer for 5-7 minutes and remove from heat.
  4. Serve with grated mozzerella and more basil, if desired.
  5. For creamy smooth texture where onions are blended, see notes.
Notes
VELVET TEXTURE:
Remove soup from heat and after bubbling has ceased, use immersion blender to create a creamy smooth texture.
VITAMIX:
You may also choose to add soup mixture back to the Vitamix for an ultimate creamy texture. (Please be careful as the soup will still be very hot and you may want to let it cool a bit before adding to blender!)
Recipe by Words Like Honeycomb at http://www.wordslikehoneycomb.com/simple-creamy-tomato-bisque/