Tomato Basil Bread Soup

Tomato Basil Bread Soup
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 234.6
  • Total Fat: 12.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 21.5 mg
  • Sodium: 1,284.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 11.1 g

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This is a recipe from
up-recipe.html. I made it with a sourdough baguette which made it really nice and acidic.n
This is a recipe from
up-recipe.html. I made it with a sourdough baguette which made it really nice and acidic.n

Number of Servings: 6


    5 - 1/2" slices Italian bread (ideally stale), crusts removed
    3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    6 garlic cloves, minced
    2 pounds ripe plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and juice reserved or 1 - 35 ounce can Italian plum tomatoes, diced and seeded, juices reserved
    4 cups chicken stock
    salt and black pepper
    10 fresh basil leaves
    extra virgin olive oil for drizzling


Preheat the oven to 375F (only if you are using fresher bread). If the bread is stale, just set it aside. If it is fresh, arrange the bread slices on a baking sheet and toast until they are light golden brown. Watch carefully so they don't burn. Remove and set aside.

Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until it is golden, about 6 minutes.
Add the tomatoes and their juices to the pot. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Add the toasted bread and stock and return to a boil. Season lightly with salt and pepper and adjust the level of heat to a simmer.

Cook, uncovered for about 40 minutes. After 30 minutes add the basil leaves. Whisk occasionally to break up the pieces of bread. Adjust the seasoning if needed.

Serve with extra virgin olive oil drizzled over.

Makes 6 servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EMPIERCE.

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