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Italian Tomato Herb Soup

Italian Tomato Herb Soup

Italian Tomato Herb Soup

  • Cook Time: 29 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Quick to fix with convenient canned tomatoes.  The Sage Croutons are worth the extra few minutes!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil, extra virgin
  • ½ c. diced onion
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1-½ tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • ½ c. diced carrot
  • Yogurt OR sour cream, optional

Sage Croutons

Directions

  1. In large (2 to 3 quart) microwavable-safe bowl, combine oil, carrot and onion. Cover; cook on HIGH (100% power) 6 to 8 minutes, stirring once, until vegetables are just tender.
  2. Add enough water to tomatoes to make 3-1/2 cups. Stir tomato mixture, tomato paste and Italian Herb seasoning into bowl. Cover; cook on HIGH (100% power) 3 to 4 minutes or until hot. Top each serving with a dollop of yogurt. Float herb croutons on soup or serve on the side.
  3. Sage Croutons: Trim crusts from 4 thin slices of sandwich bread. Combine olive oil with minced garlic; brush on bread slices. Sprinkle with sage. Bake at 400ºF for 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp and golden, turning once.  Cut each slice into 4 triangles. Makes 16 croutons.