Sunday, November 4, 2012

Soup Children Will Love; Mediterranean Tomato Soup

Children will love this soup especially if you use fancy pasta shapes such as alphabet letters or animals.

1 1/2 pounds ripe poum tomatoes
1 medium onion, quartered
1 celery stalk
1 garlic clove
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups homemade or canned chicken stock
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 cup small pasta shapes
salt and black pepper
cilantro or parsley, to garnish

  1. Put the tomatoes, on ion, celery and garlic in a pan with the oil. Cover and cook over low heat for 40-45 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally, until very soft.
  2. Spoon the vegetables into a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Press through a sieve back into the pan.
  3. Stir in the stock and tomato paste and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and simmer gently for about8 minutes, or until the pasta in tender. Add salt and pepper to taste, then sprinkle with cilantro or parsley and serve hot.

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