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Low Fat Diet: Basil and Potato Soup Recipe


PREP TIME: 10 min
COOK TIME: 20 min
READY TIME: 30 min
CALORIES: 187 Kcal

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  • 15 g (½ oz) butter
  • 750 g (1 ½ lb floury potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 50 g (2 oz) fresh basil, chopped
  • 600 ml (1 pint) Chicken Stock
  • 600 ml (1 pint) dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper


1 Heat the butter in a large heavy- based saucepan and add the potatoes, garlic and half of the basil. Stir over a gentle heat for a couple of minutes, then add the stock and wine.

2 Bring to the boil and cook uncov­ered for 15 minutes, until all the potatoes are quite soft.

3 Puree the soup in a food processor or blender until smooth, adding the remaining basil at the same time.

4 Taste and add lemon juice, salt and pepper if needed; if the soup is to be served chilled the seasoning will need to be more pronounced.

5 Chill thoroughly and serve.


  • Calories: 187 Kcal
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Carbs: 23 g