Sweet Utopia Blog

Just another WordPress.com weblog

Pappa Al Pomodoro (Tuscan Bread Soup) April 21, 2010

Filed under: Recipes & Food Ideas — sharonsweets @ 5:18 pm
Tags: ,

I love this rustic, simple, hearty soup that’s bursting with flavor! It makes me just think of sitting on the terrace of a country house in Tuscany, looking at the flowers and cypress trees, with a glass of the freshest wine. Pair this with a salad of greens and beans, and it’s a light, but complete, meal.

photo-italy in sf, via flickr

Serves 4

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
6-8 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, crushed (optional)
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes (the kind that’s salted and seasoned with basil is ok to use)
1 cup water
1 small loaf day-old Italian bread
salt and black pepper to taste
1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh basil leaves

In a large pot over medium-high heat, add olive oil, crushed garlic and optional red pepper. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the whole can of tomatoes into the pot. Add the water and stir. Add salt and ground black pepper to taste. With your hands, break the bread into 1-2 inch chunks, then add them to the pot. Gently stir the bread chunks into the soup one time. Do not stir again. Add basil leaves. Serve immediately.





One Response to “Pappa Al Pomodoro (Tuscan Bread Soup)”

  1. Mmmm….you know, I’ve never actually had bread soup, but I love all things carby so I’m not sure what I’m waiting for.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s