Tomato and Spinach Soup
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 6 plum tomatoes - chopped
  • 4 bunches leaf spinach, well washed and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • 4 c. chicken broth
  • 1/2 c semolina (I use orzo)
  • 1/4c freshly grated parmesan
  • shaved parmesan for garnish
  1. place a large skillet over medium-high heat and, when it is hot, add the oil. Add garlic and cook until lightly toasted, about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook until seared, about 3 minutes. Add the spinach and cook until wilted, about 1 minute. Add the salt, pepper, chicken broth and semolina, stirring well after each addition, and bring to a boil. (I cook the orzo in the broth, about 20 minutes - I've not tried pre-cooking the pasta)
  2. Stir in the grated parmesan and serve immediately, garnished with shaved parmesan.