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Getty Tomato Florentine Soup

This soup may also be served chilled.

Courses: Soup
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 tablespoon 15mlOlive oil
1/2   Red onion - diced
1   Carrot - diced
1   Celery stalk - diced
1 teaspoon 5mlMinced garlic
8 cups 1896mlWater
1   Tomato paste - (6 oz)
4   Tomatoes - diced
1   Tomato puree - (14 oz)
1   Fresh basil - chopped
1 lb 454g / 16ozFresh spinach - chopped
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste

Recipe Instructions

Heat oil in large soup pot over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic and saute until vegetables are soft, 10 minutes. Add water, tomato paste, tomatoes and tomato puree. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.

Puree in blender in several batches, if necessary. Return soup to pot and add basil and spinach leaves. Cook until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

This recipe yields 8 servings.

Each serving: 69 calories; 297 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 2 grams fat; 12 grams carbohydrates; 3 grams protein; 1.29 gram fiber.

The Los Angeles Times, 03-29-2000


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