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Fresh Tomato Soup

Categories: Comfort Foods, Kid-friendly, Quick to fix
Type: Soups and Stews

This flavorful tomato soup is perfect on its own or as a side dish to grilled cheese or other sandwiches.

Serves: serves 4


  • 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 11/2 lb (750 g) tomatoes, peeled, quartered, and deseeded
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2-3 slices stale whole-wheat bread, crusts removed and coarsely crumbled
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp pesto

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  1. In a saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat, and sauté the onion and garlic until translucent.
  2. Add the tomatoes and cook until broken down.
  3. Add the vegetable stock, cook for 4-5 minutes, add the bread, and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve tepid, with the pesto.
  • Make this in summer when you can find beautifully ripe, red tomatoes that are full of flavor.

Excerpted from SuperFoods, SuperFast.
Copyright © 2006 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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