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  • Serves: 6 Servings

Farmer's Fresh Tomato Soup

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Category: Italian

 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 c + 2 tb extra-virgin olive
  • -oil
  • 2 md Onions, coarsely chopped
  • 3 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Ribs celery, coarsely
  • -chopped
  • 3 lb Plum tomatoes, washed,
  • -stemmed, coarsely chopped
  • Salt
  • 1 pn Sugar (Optional)
  • 3 Pieces day-old Italian
  • -bread, crusts removed
  • 4 c Hot meat broth
  • 1/2 c Fresh basil leaves, torn in
  • -strips
  • 2 tb Chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tb Chopped fresh marjoram
  • 6 sm Fresh marjoram sprigs for
  • -garnish


Heat the oil, onions, garlic and celery in a soup pot over medium- low
heat, stirring occasionally, until golden (about 20 minutes). Add the
tomatoes and salt; cook, partially covered, until the tomatoes are
softened, about 20 minutes. If necessary, add a pinch of sugar to balance
the acidity of the tomatoes.

Put the bread in a small bowl and add 1 cup of hot broth to soften. Mash
the bread well with a wooden spoon. Add the softened bread and remaining
broth to the tomatoes, stirring well to completely dissolve the bread.
Simmer for about 30 minutes. Add the herbs during the last 5 minutes of
cooking. Pass the soup through the fine blade of a food mill or puree in a
food processor and strain.

Put the soup back in the soup pot and correct the seasoning. Simmer for 10
minutes. Ladle into heated soup bowls and pour 1 teaspoon of olive oil
over each serving. Garnish with sprigs of fresh marjoram.

Serves 6 to 8.

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