Bread and tomato soup

Time 55m Difficulty Easy Serves 4
  • 800 g chopped tomatoes
  • 300 g stale bread
  • 1 l vegetable stock
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 carrot
  • 50 g extra-virgin olive oil
  • 50 g parmesan cheese
  • ½ 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 stock 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 stock 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.