EASY TOMATO BASIL SOUP AND SALAD GREENS WITH GARLIC & HERB VINAIGRETTE

EASY TOMATO BASIL SOUP

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

  • Serve immediately.

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SALAD GREENS WITH GARLIC & HERB VINAIGRETTE

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

Combine everything and mix well. Store in a tightly covered jar. Makes 3/4 cup

source: The Enchanted Broccoli Forest