Tomato And Bread Soup (Pappa Al Pomodoro)

Tomato And Bread Soup (Pappa Al Pomodoro)
2.3 from 3 ratings
What I love about Nora Pouillon’s version of this Tuscan dish is that she keeps its rustic character. She doesn’t peel the tomatoes nor does she strain away the seeds. It’s a straightforward and delicious recipe that’s really quick to make, too. There’s bread in the soup, so just serve a tossed salad on the side. Adapted from Restaurant Nora, Washington, DC — Soup of the Day by Ellen Brown Click Here to See More Soup Recipes
  • 2 pound ripe tomatoes, cored and coarsely chopped
  • 4 cup vegetable stock or chicken stock
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cup firmly packed day-old country bread, diced
  • ½ cup firmly packed fresh sliced basil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese, for passing
  1. Combine the tomatoes and stock in a 4-quart soup pot. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes, or until the tomatoes break down.
  2. Heat the oil in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently, for 30 to 45 seconds, or until the garlic begins to brown.
  3. Stir the garlic and bread cubes into the soup and cook over medium-low heat, uncovered and stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes, or until the bread falls apart.
  4. Stir in the basil and season the soup to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately, passing the cheese separately at the table.