I love tomato soup – especially with grilled cheese. I was really excited to try this recipe for Skinny Tomato Basil Soup from 365 Day of Slow Cooking. This is a really rich and creamy tomato soup, you will definitely not believe that it is a skinny version. It’s full of other veggies and was described by my husband as tasting like ravioli. It does sort of taste like pasta is lurking in it – its just that rich.
It has zucchini, carrots and celery in it as well as the star of the show – tomatoes. I simply chopped the veggies and put them in the crock pot to cook because it was just too much work to finely dice. It took my crock pot about 4 hours on low to cook the veggies through and I just used a hand blender/emulsifier to blend it together and it worked just fine. I followed the recipe otherwise pretty exact. I didn’t have any basil on hand so I just used oregano, sprinkled with a small amount of garlic salt and garnished with more parmesan and cilantro.
We paired this with grilled cheese for an easy dinner!