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Budget dinner series: Roast tomato soup with garlic pita bread

Roast tomato soup with garlic pita bread: R15 per person.

by: Caro de Waal | 24 Aug 2010
tomato soup

Warm and tasty, this yummy soup with crunchy, garlicky bread is a winner.

Roast tomato soup with garlic pita bread: R15 per person

Serves 4

2kg of large red tomatoes
1 punnet of fresh basil
1 onion
10 garlic cloves
2 chicken stock cubes (or vegetable stock for vegetarians)
3 pita breads
100ml olive oil

Preheat the oven to 160 ºC.
Cut the tomatoes into quarters and place on a baking tray.
Slice 6 of the garlic cloves and push them into the tomato quarters.
Brush with olive oil and season with black pepper and salt.
Place in the oven for 1 hour.
Slice the onion and sauté until golden.
When the tomatoes come out, add to the pot with 2l of stock.
Let it simmer for 10 mins adding the basil after 5 mins.
For the pita bread:
Slice them lengthways and then into quarters.
Brush with oil and remaining garlic (crushed). Season well.
Place under the grill for a minute or two until toasted.
Serve immediately with the soup.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 1 hr 10 mins

Tasty alternatives!

1.       Add some parmesan to the toasts to add a cheesy element.

2.       Add 250ml of cream to the soup for a richer, creamier version.


- Caro de Waal

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