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Quick Tomato Soup with Basil & Brie Sandwiches

30 Minutes
12 Servings
6 Ingredients

Description

For the ultimate comfort food with low effort, try this delicious recipe for quick tomato soup with basil and brie sandwiches.

Directions

For the soup:

1. In a medium size pot, heat the oil and fry the garlic over medium heat for about 1 minute.

2. Add the fine tomatoes, stock, sugar, salt and pepper. Stir and bring to a simmer, then cook for 10–15 minutes over low heat.

3. Add the cream and heat through without bringing to a complete boil again. Serve warm.
 

For the sandwiches:

1. Spread bread with butter (on the outside of the sandwich), and then arrange slices of Brie and basil on the inside.

2. Toast in a hot pan on both sides until golden and gooey. Serve with the soup.

Tips:

Canned whole Italian tomatoes are far superior to canned chopped tomatoes, so try not to substitute the two.

Without the stock and cream, this recipe can also double up as a versatile pizza base sauce and pasta sauce.

Nutritional Information

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Ingredients

  • 30 ml olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic; finely grated
  • 3 x 800 g canned whole Italian tomatoes; processed to a fine pulp with a blender
  • 250–400 ml chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
  • 15 ml sugar
  • 5 ml salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 250 ml cream
  • 12 slices white bread
  • Butter for spreading
  • 300 g Brie cheese; sliced
  • 20 g basil leaves (1 punnet)