Tomato Soup with Basil

Tomato Soup with Basil

Prep: 15 mins

Cooking: 50 mins

Serves: 4

Ingredients

3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 leeks, finely chopped
1 cup celery & leaves, finely chopped
1 ¼ cups vegetable stock
2 kg tomatoes, peeled, seeded and roughly chopped
2 tablespoons pure tomato paste
3 teaspoons fresh basil, finely chopped
Black pepper to taste

Directions

1. In a large saucepan add garlic, leeks, celery and ¼ cup vegetable stock.
2. Simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Add tomatoes and remaining stock.
4. Simmer for 20 minutes.
5. Add tomato paste, basil and season with pepper.
6. Simmer for a further 10 minutes and serve.

Serve soup with crusty bread.

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