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Tomato & Pasta Soup With Pesto

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  Ripe tomatoes 1 1⁄2 Pound, skinned (750 Gram)
  Celery sticks 2 , chopped
  Carrot 1 , sliced
  Onion 1 Small, chopped
  Chicken stock/Vegetable stock 32 Fluid Ounce (1 Liter Or 4 Cups)
  Tomato paste 1 Tablespoon (Or Tomato Paste)
  Bay leaf 1
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Small pasta shapes 2 Ounce (60 Gram)
For pesto:
  Basil leaves 1 Ounce, finely chopped (30 Gram)
  Grated parmesan cheese 3 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
  Pine nuts 1 Ounce, toasted and chopped (30 Gram)
  Olive oil 4 Tablespoon

1. Place the tomatoes, celery, carrot, onion, stock, tomato puree (paste), bay leaf and sugar in a large pan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Discard the bay leaf and allow to cool slightly.
2. Transfer the soup to a blender or food processor and work to a puree, then return to the pan and bring back to the boil. Add the pasta to the soup and simmer for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Meanwhile prepare the pesto. Mix all the ingredients together using a pestle and mortar or a wooden spoon and bowl to give a coarse paste.
4. To serve, ladle the soup into warmed individual serving bowls and add a spoonful of pesto to each. Garnish with basil leaves.

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Main Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1694 Calories from Fat 941

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 108 g165.8%

Saturated Fat 20.8 g104.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 68 mg22.7%

Sodium 2219.9 mg92.5%

Total Carbohydrates 134 g44.7%

Dietary Fiber 20.7 g82.9%

Sugars 52.3 g

Protein 63 g126.8%

Vitamin A 364.8% Vitamin C 190.2%

Calcium 75.4% Iron 53.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Tomato & Pasta Soup With Pesto Recipe