A rich and flavorful soup that is quick and easy to prepare. Tomato and basil meld together with the smoky spice of mild tabasco sauce as well as the kick of bloody mary mix. Also a great base for vegetable-based soups or as a topping for appetizers.
Heat olive oil in a 2-quart saucepan over low heat; cook and stir garlic until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and increase heat to medium; simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, tomato and clam juice cocktail, bloody mary mix, basil, hot sauce, garlic salt, and black pepper. Partially cover saucepan with lid and simmer until reduced, about 20 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add half-and-half; stir until heated through, about 5 minutes more.
Per Serving: 190 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 18.6g; fat 11.9g; cholesterol 16.4mg; sodium 862.6mg.