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Zesty Tomato Soup

A Heart-Healthy Recipe from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Number of Servings: 4

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


  • 1 can (14 and 1/2 oz) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained (or substitute fresh roasted red peppers)
  • 1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp 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.

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