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Tomato Basil Bisque Recipe Low Carb



Servings: 8, Serving Size: 3/4 cup


1/2 cup low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth

2 medium leeks (white part only), thinly sliced

1 small rib of celery, diced

2 medium garlic cloves, minced

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

2 pounds large tomatoes

1/4 cup fresh basil, loosely packed

1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half


Nutrition Facts



1/2 Carbohydrate


Calories 43

Carbohydrate 8g

    Dietary Fiber 1g

    Sugar 4g

Fat 1g

Sodium 121mg

Cooking Methods

  1. In a medium saucepan, stir together 1/2 cup broth, leeks, celery, garlic, salt, and pepper. Bring to simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat covered and simmered for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  2. Pour the broth mixture into a food processor or blender. Process for about 1 minute, or until smooth. Return the mixture to the saucepan. Keep warm over low heat.
  3. Fill a small saucepan half-full with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium high. Put the tomatoes in the saucepan. Simmer for 10 seconds, or until the peel starts to loosen from the flesh. Let the tomatoes cool for a few minutes and cut them into quarters.
  4. In a food processor or blender, process the tomatoes and the remaining 1/2 cup broth in batches until smooth. Finally, add the basil.
  5. Pour the tomato mixture into the leek mixture. Increase the heat to medium high and bring to a simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until the flavors have blended, stirring occasionally.
  6. Stir in the half-and-half. Cook over low heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve warm.

Fun Facts / Cooking Tips

Cooking Tips, Kitchen Tips and Fun Facts

Looking for a healthy soup recipe? Try this delicious tomato basil bisque, it is low in fat, calories, carbohydrate, sodium and cholesterol. Furthermore, the fresh basil gives a blast of flavor to every spoonful of this diabetic soup whether served warm or chilled.



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