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Mediterranean Soup

ingredients

serves 6 - 8
2 tbsp (25 g) 1 oz butter
2 onions, chopped
4 tomatoes, skinned and sliced
900 ml (1 1/2) pints stock or water
4 potatoes, peeled and quartered
4 oz (100 g) green beans, sliced
salt
pepper

for the pistou

4 basil leaves
3 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

method

1. Melt the butter in a saucepan and fry the onions until softened.

2. Add the tomatoes, stock or water, potatoes, beans, salt and pepper and bring to the boil.

3. Cover and simmer for 40 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, for the pistou, crush the basil and garlic with the oil in a mortar and pestle.

5. Pound in the cheese.

6. Add the pistou to the soup just before serving.

What did you think?

6 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

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posted by soup lover @ 09:55AM, 9/16/10
2 onions were too many, i think maybe 1 was enough and it was missing a little spice so i added some chillies for a better taste otherwise it was a little boring!
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