Saute onion and celery in 2 tablespoonsbutter or olive oil until soft -- I like to do this in the microwave for several minutes -- maybe even four.
Melt 4 tablespoons butter or oil in a skillet and add flour. Stir with a wire whisk on medium high heat until mixtuer is plenty bubbly, long enough to cook the flour a little. Add broth and stir with wire whisk over medium heat until mixture thickens. Add onion, celery and drained tomatoes. You may cool and put this in a food processor to make it smooth if you want -- or you can put most of it in the food processor, and leave a few chunks -- or you can ignore the food processor altogethre and go for chunky!
Season with salt and pepper liberally.
Then add half and half or whipping cream and snipped fresh basil -- Season to taste, bring to boil and serve. Or chill and serve cold.
It's even better if you put a slice of lime or lemon in the bowl before you pour in the hot soup.
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|Serving Size: 1 recipe (3015g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4|
|Calories from Fat: 1783 (76%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 198.1g||264 %|
|Saturated Fat 122.9g||615 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 52.7g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 8.9g|
|Cholesterol 545.4mg||168 %|
|Sodium 2383.9mg||82 %|
|Potassium 5081.9mg||134 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 122.1g||36 %|
|Dietary Fiber 24.4g||98 %|
|Sugars, other 97.7g|
|Protein 41.1g||59 %|
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Calories per serving: 2355
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