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Getty Tomato Florentine Soup

Dear SOS: Can you get the recipe for Tomato Florentine soup from the Getty Center? It's divine. Rhonda Nash Los Angeles Dear Rhonda: Gwen Kvavli Gulliksen, executive chef of Bon Appetit Management Co. at the Getty Center, sent this refreshing ... Read more

Total time: 1 hour | Serves 8
Note: This soup may also be served chilled.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 4 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 (14-ounce) can tomato puree
  • 1 bunch fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 pound fresh spinach, chopped
  • Salt, pepper

Step 1Heat oil in large soup pot over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic and saute until vegetables are soft, 10 minutes.

Step 2Add water, tomato paste, tomatoes and tomato puree. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Puree in blender in several batches, if necessary.

Step 3Return soup to pot and add basil and spinach leaves. Cook until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Each serving:
69 calories; 297 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 2 grams fat; 12 grams carbohydrates; 3 grams protein; 1.29 gram fiber.
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