Source: “Comfort Your Heart” Recipe Collection; Dawn Jackson Blatner, R.D., C.S.S.D., L.D.N. | Catégorie: Soupes et ragoûts, Santé du cœur

Rustic Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Crostini

This hearty soup combines tomatoes with the classic flavors of basil, garlic, onions and red peppers for a healthy and comforting meal. Cooking vitamin A-packed tomatoes with heart-healthy canola oil allows for better absorption of vitamin A and other fat-soluble vitamins. The grilled cheese crostini offers the same taste as the classic sandwich, but with fewer calories and carbohydrates since it’s open-faced.

Rustic Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Crostini


  • Soup
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil 30 mL
  • 2 yellow onions, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 1 mL
  • 6 lb tomatoes, chopped* 2.7 kg
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, chopped** 500 mL
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth 1 L
  • Garnish
  • 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 45 mL
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped 60 mL
  • Grilled Cheese Crostini
  • 3 slices 2% cheddar cheese, cut in half
  • 6 slices whole grain Italian bread, cut on bias, about 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick each


  • 1. To prepare soup: Warm large pot over medium heat. Add canola oil, onions, garlic, crushed red pepper and sauté 5 minutes. 
  • 2. Add tomatoes, basil and broth. Bring to boil, cover and simmer 15 minutes. 
  • 3. With immersion blender (or hand blender), purée soup to desired smoothness.
  • 4. To prepare crostini: Place half slice of cheese on each slice of bread, place on baking sheet and broil 5 minutes until cheese bubbles and bread is toasted.
  • 5. Top soup with drizzle of balsamic vinegar and basil. Serve with cheese crostini on side.
  • Substitution Notes: *6 lb (2.7 kg) fresh tomatoes may be substituted with 3 lb (1.5 kg) fresh tomatoes and 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) low-sodium crushed tomatoes or 2 cans (28 oz/796 mL each) low-sodium crushed tomatoes.
  • **Fresh basil may be substituted with 1/4 cup (60 mL) dried basil.


6 servings


2 cups (500 mL) soup and 1 slice cheese crostini


Per Serving

Lipides8 g
Gras saturés1 g
Cholestérol5 mg
Glucides40 g
Fibres5 g
Sucres17 g
Protéines9 g
Sodium320 mg
Potassium154 mg