Need to lighten up today? Here is a fresh, "Meat Free Monday" option for you! (Recipe serves two--so double up if you need to.)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, shredded
1-1/2 tsp butter
4 medium tomatoes, peeled and seeded
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 cup loosely packed basil leaves
1 cup veggie broth (or chicken broth if you'd like)
In a small saucepan, saute onion and carrot in butter until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, sugar, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Cool slightly.
Transfer to a blender; add basil. Cover and process until smooth. Return to the pan; stir in broth and heat through.
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