Mixing it in the Kitchen
July 11, 2012




Here is a really quick soup that can be made from basic ingredients you’ll probably have in your pantry.  It is surprisingly filling too and terrific for a quick lunch on a cold winter’s day.  I made this in my Thermomix which made the chopping and mincing super quick but I’ve made the recipe below for making soup ‘the old fashioned’ way.

Super Easy Tuscan Bread Soup
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A really easy and budget conscious soup
Recipe type: Entree, Main
Serves: 6
  • 50 grams of olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 chilli
  • 800 gram tin of crushed tomato
  • 100 grams of water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons YIAH Tuscan Style Capsicum Pesto (see notes below)
  • Fresh Basil leaves (optional)
  • Fresh Parsley (optional)
  • Parmesan Cheese to sprinkle on top
  • Dried bread chunks - can use day old bread or toast in the oven until golden and crispy
  1. Finely mince the garlic and chili (remove seeds if desired).
  2. Heat oil in your soup pot and add the garlic and chili saute for a few minutes to soften and release flavour.
  3. Add the tomatoes, water and seasonings and bring to a low boil, reduce heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes.
  4. Just before serving stir through the fresh basil leaves if desired.
  5. Place chunks of bread in the bottom of your soup bowls for serving, ladel soup over the bread - sprinkle with chopped parsley and parmesan cheese.
If you haven't got yourself the YIAH Tuscan Style Capsicum Pesto (then hurry up and get some!! Haha!) but seriously you can add some dried basil, oregano or whatever Italian style herbs you have floating around - but the mix is AMAZING and gives the soup a terrific flavour!

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