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Diabetic Fresh Tomato Soup with Crispy Herb Toasts

Posted May 31 2009 11:47pm
Fresh Tomato Soup with Crispy Herb Toasts - 28g Carbs, 4g Fiber

From The Mayo Clinic
Dietitian's tip:
When fresh tomatoes are at their peak, their intense flavor
makes this soup a treat. Serve it with grilled vegetables
for a light summer lunch or supper. In winter, substitute
vine-ripened hothouse tomatoes.
Healthy carb = whole fruits & vegetables, at least
50% whole grains and no more than 1 tsp of sugar per serving
Serves: 4

8 slices whole-grain baguette, 1/2-inch thick
1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
2 tsp chopped fresh oregano
4 tsp grated Parmesan cheese
4 tomatoes
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 small yellow onion, diced
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 1/2 cups 1 percent low-fat milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the broiler (grill). Arrange the baguette slices on a
broiler pan and top each slice with a sprinkling of basil,
oregano and cheese. Place about 4 inches from the heat source
and broil (grill) until the cheese is melted, 45 to 60 seconds.
Watch carefully to prevent burning. Set aside.

Peel, seed and dice the tomatoes. In a large, heavy saucepan,
heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and saute
until soft and translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes
and tomato paste and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to
medium-low and simmer, uncovered, until the soup thickens,
20 to 25 minutes.

In a blender or food processor, puree the soup in batches until
smooth and return to the pan. Stir in the milk, salt and pepper
and reheat gently. Ladle into individual bowls, garnish each
with 2 herb toasts and serve.

Nutritional per Serving:
188 Calories, 3g Monounsaturated fat, 8g Protein, 5mg Cholesterol,
28g Carbs, 4g Fiber, 487mg Sodium, 6g Total fat, 2g Saturated fat

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pramid Servings:
1 Vegetables, 1 Carbs, 1 Protein and dairy

Diabetes Meal Plan Exchanges:
1 Starches, 1/2 Milk and milk products, 1 Nonstarchy vegetables

Dash Eating Plan Servings:
1 Grains and grain products, 1 Vegetables,
1/2 Dairy foods (low-fat or fat-free)
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