Saturday, November 27, 2010

"(Almost) Zero Point" Curried Tomato Soup

This one goes out to all my Weight-Watching friends and anyone else who needs to make up for holiday overindulgence...This is the best tasting super-low calorie soup I've come across so far. (Blows the WW "Zero Point Soup" out of the water!) I like to make some small pasta and add to the soup to bulk it up for those around me who need more calories or for myself if I need it...

2 tsp. olive oil
2 c. diced yellow onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. cayenne
2 tsp. coriander
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 tbspn. freshly zested orange peel
3 14.5-oz. cans of diced tomatoes
5 c. water
2 c. chopped bell pepper
2 c. chopped celery
1 1/2 tbspn. lemon juice

Put oil, onions and garlic in soup pot on low heat. Cover and gently saute until onions are soft, about 15 minutes, stirring often. Add spices and orange peel and saute for another minute or two, stirring constantly. Add tomatoes and water. Bring to a boil and add peppers and celery. Simmer until veggies are done, but not mushy. You want the celery to still have a little "crunch" to it. (While they are simmering, you can cook pasta in another pan, rinse with cold water and drain.) Add lemon juice to soup and serve by putting a scoop of pasta in the bottom of the soup bowl and ladling soup on top.


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