Bread and tomato soup

starter soup brunch
Time 55m Difficulty Easy Serves 4
  • 28 oz canned chopped tomatoes
  • 2/3 lb stale bread
  • 2 pints vegetable broth
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 carrot
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 oz parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Soften the chopped celery and carrot in a little extra-virgin olive oil with one clove of garlic.  Then add the chopped tomatoes, sugar and salt. Let it simmer for 40 minutes. Heat the vegetable broth and then pour in the prepared tomato sauce. Add in the stale bread, the remaining cloves of garlic, a little extra-virgin olive oil and the basil. Cook the mixture until the broth has been completely absorbed. Serve the soup in a bowl garnished with a little extra-virgin olive oil and a leaf of basil. Sprinkle with parmesan to taste.