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Zesty Tomato Soup

Zesty Tomato Soup

Not your traditional tomato soup, this quick-cooking dish can be a side or light main meal

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  • 4 ServingsServings


  • 1 can no-salt-added diced tomatoes (14½ oz)
  • 1 cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained (or substitute fresh roasted red peppers; see tip)
  • 1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon fresh basil, rinsed and chopped (or 2 tsp dried)


  1. Combine tomatoes and red peppers in a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth.
  2. Put tomato mixture in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Add evaporated milk, garlic powder, and pepper. Return to a boil, and gently simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add basil, and serve.
  5. Optional step: Serve with whole-wheat croutons sprinkled on top

source: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute