Comfort Alert! Creamy Mediterranean Soup

Comfort Alert! Creamy Mediterranean Soup

The days are getting cooler, and the nights are getting longer. Relax yourself, cozy up on the sofa with a fluffy blanket, whilst the fire is burning in the background. Warm your soul with a hot bowl of smooth Mediterranean tomato soup and paired with Manoucher Roasted Red Pepper bread slices, makes it a comforting lunch.

Dressed up with simple garnishes, it makes a sophisticated start to a dinner party.

 Good Bread is one of the prime ingredients, to eating good soup! Hence at Manoucher we offer a range of scrumptious, delightful, healthy, wholesome breads to pair with any meal.

Manoucher Sunrise Mixed bread tray

Manoucher Sunrise Mixed bread tray

We kept our customers in mind when handcrafting our enchanting bread slices to ensure dipping was pleasurable, easy, and of course appetizing in every bite. The shape, sculpture and texture of the breads allows shirts to stay clean! In other words it holds the soup well once dunked in the soup! 

Use the tomato soup recipe and get a boost of Mediterranean flavours with extra creaminess from a secret ingredient – spoiler – it’s hummus! to create your own classic soup, or fill your interactive bowl with all your favorite ingredients for a twist on a classic soup.

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Creamy Mediterranean Soup Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 10 servings

Serving Size: 3/4 cup

 

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 small onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1- 15 ounce can organic crushed tomatoes with basil

6 cups low sodium beef or vegetable broth

1/2 cup prepared pesto

1-10 ounce container of Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Optional garnish: fresh basil

  

Instructions

Heat oil in a heavy stockpot over medium high heat. Add onion and saute for about 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Add garlic and saute for another 30 seconds.

Add crushed tomatoes, broth, pesto, and Hummus to the stock pot, and stir well to combine. Bring soup to a boil, and then reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes. 

Puree soup with an immersion blender, or in a regular blender (be careful to leave the lid cover open to let the steam escape).

 Spoon into bowls or cups, and if desired, garnish with fresh basil.

 Tip:

Be sure to pure in small batches and crack the blender lid slightly (or remove the center cap from the lid). Steam can build up once you start blending, and if the lid is on tight or the blender is overfilled, it will spray hot soup all over you and your kitchen. For protection, cover the top with a dishtowel while pureing.

We would love for you to share your favourite comfort recipes using Manoucher Bread!

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