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Mediterranean Tomato Soup with Pasta

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Category: Pasta, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 5 tb Olive Oil
  • 1 lg Onion, minced
  • 2 1/2 lb Ripe tomatoes, cut in large
  • Dice
  • 4 lg Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 c Chicken stock or any broth
  • 1 1/4 c Water
  • 1 1/4 ts Dried leaf oregano crumbled
  • Salt and freshly ground
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 c Small pasta, such as thimble
  • Shaped ditali (salad
  • Macaroni)
  • 2 tb Coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • Bowl of freshly grated
  • Parmesan cheese (for serving
  • If desired)


Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion and
cook, stirring occasionally, about 12 minutes or until soft but not brown.
Add tomatoes, garlic, stock, water, oregano, salt, and pepper; bring to a
boil. Cover and cook over low heat
45 minutes.

Puree soup in a food mill; or puree in a food processor and strain,
pressing so pulp goes through strainer. (Soup can be kept, covered, 2 days
in a refrigerator.) Return soup to saucepan and reheat. If soup appears
thin, simmer uncovered 2-3 minutes to thicken slightly.

Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil and add salt. Just before
serving add pasta and cook uncovered over high heat, stirring occasionally,
5-8 minutes or until tender but firm to the bite. Drain well. Add to soup.

Stir in 1 tablespoon basil. Taste and adjust seasoning. Sprinkle with
remaining 1 tablespoon basil. Serve with parmesan cheese, if desired.

NOTE: Made this only when you have very ripe tomatoes - they are the soul
of this soup while the ditali, or pasta thimbles, give it body. The soup is
relatively easy to prepare because there is no need to peel or seed the
tomatoes. After cooking, they are pureed in either a food mill or food
processor. A garnish of tomato slices nad basil sprigs looks very

This recipe came from a friends pasta cookbook. It is great!!!

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