Saturday, February 18, 2012

Italian Tomato Soup from the Vine!

                                          1 pound of plum tomatoes
1 1/2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 onion finely chopped
1  medium garlic clove finely chopped
1 celery stalk chopped
2 cups of Chicken stock

2 ounces of your favorite soup pasta!
A pinch of salt  (optional)
1/8 teaspoon of pepper
Grated Cheese (optional)

In a large pan put in olive oil, onions, garlic and celery, then add in the plum tomatoes.  Cover and cook for 50 minutes over low heat, checking and stirring occasionally.  Once cooked Transfer the pulpy mixture into a food processor or blender and blend to a smooth puree.  Love the texture of this soup! Push this puree mixture through a strainer (colander) into a clean pan.

Once this is done,  cook over low heat, add the Chicken stock and bring to an even boil, then add our favorite pasta and cook for 10 minutes.  Cook until the pasta is tender but not mushy. Add salt and pepper to taste!

Serve with Italian bread, sprinkle grated cheese if you like!  You can also add cooked rice instead of pasta. This soup is great to have with a meatloaf sandwich, or any sandwich  for that matter.

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