Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Spring Vegetable Soup

1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/4 medium head red cabbage (about 2 cups), finely shredded
2 medium ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup canned artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 cup frozen or fresh green peas
2 1/2 cups low-sodium tomato or vegetable juice
1 cup water
2 tsp. dried basil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

In large soup pot, heat oil over medium heat. Saute cabbage, tomatoes, artichoke hearts and peas for 10 minutes. Add tomato juice and water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, add basil and simmer for 10 minutes, or until all vegetables are tender and soup is piping hot. Serve in individual serving bowls. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Makes 4 servings. Per serving: 120 calories, 4 g total fat (<1 g saturated fat), 18 g carbohydrate, 5 g protein, 4 g dietary fiber, 200 mg sodium.

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