EASY TOMATO BASIL SOUP AND SALAD GREENS WITH GARLIC & HERB VINAIGRETTE
EASY TOMATO BASIL SOUP
1 teaspoon olive oil optional, you can use a drop of water to sauté instead to keep the recipe oil free
1 medium onion chopped
3 large cloves of garlic chopped very finely I like lots of garlic so used 4 but adjust to suit your tastes
7 cups / 1400 g of chopped fresh tomatoes see recipe notes
1 handful of basil leaves and stalks are fine
2 teaspoons salt adjust to taste
1 teaspoon pepper adjust to taste
Heat a pan over a medium heat and add the oil or a couple tablespoons of water.
When hot add the onions and garlic and cook for a couple of minutes until just starting to turn golden.
Add the chopped tomatoes. Continue to cook over a medium heat, stirring every few minutes until the tomatoes have broken down and are soft.
Remove from the heat and add basil and salt and pepper then blitz in a blender or with a stick immersion blender until smooth.
SALAD GREENS WITH GARLIC & HERB VINAIGRETTE
- 2 med. cloves garlic, crushed
- 5 tbs olive oil
- 5 tbs red wine vinegar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Black Pepper
- Pinch of Celery Seed
- 1/4 tsp each dry mustard, dill weed, oregano, basil
- 2 small scallions minced
- 1 tbs lemon juice
Combine everything and mix well. Store in a tightly covered jar. Makes 3/4 cup
source: The Enchanted Broccoli Forest