Friday, April 29, 2016

Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 C finely minced white onion
1 tsp finely minced garlic
2- 28oz cans crushed tomatoes
3 C chicken broth
3/4 C half & half 
1/3 C minced fresh basil
1 to 2 packets Truvia
2 tsp minced fresh parsley
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

1) Heat oil in pan with onions and garlic.  Cook till tender. 

2)Add tomatoes and chicken broth. Bring to a boil.  Turn down heat and simmer 20 minutes.

3) Add remaining ingredients and simmer for another 20 minutes. 

Garnish with parmesan cheese. 

I served the soup with a side of baked parmesan chicken over a salad.  To make the chicken I just brushed a little caesar dressing on the chicken tenders and sprinkled with shredded parmesan cheese.  Baked at 350 for about 20 minutes until cooked through and cheese was lightly browned.