Pesto-Swirled Tomato Soup with Parmesan Crisps
20+
min
cooking time
4
servings
medium
difficulty

Pesto-Swirled Tomato Soup with Parmesan Crisps

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Ingredients

For the parmesan crackers:

  • 2 cups finely shredded Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

For the soup:

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • one 28-ounce can whole San Marzano Tomatoes in juice, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups low sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • ¼ cup Giovanna Rana Basil Pesto, plus more for swirling
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream (optional)
20+
min
cooking time
4
servings
medium
difficulty

Preparation

Make the parmesan crackers:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Arrange the cheese into 8 equal-sized piles on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until the cheese spreads, and the crackers are lacy and golden, 10-11 minutes. Cool on parchment.

Make the soup:

Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large saucepan. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until translucent, 6-7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 additional minute. Add the tomatoes, broth, basil, salt, and pepper, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the soup has thickened slightly, 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat, cool slightly, and puree in a blender until smooth. Transfer to a lidded container, chill completely, season with additional salt and pepper to taste and stir in the cream, if desired. Divide the soup among bowls, swirl with the pesto and additional cream, if desired, and garnish with fresh basil. Serve with the lacy parmesan crackers.


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