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Spiced Tomato Soup with Grilled smoked Mozzarella and Basil Sandwiches
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Spiced Tomato Soup with Grilled smoked Mozzarella and Basil Sandwiches

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Soup
Author: Ashika | Gardening Foodie

Ingredients

  • 5 ml / 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic add garlic to your taste preference
  • ½ chopped onion
  • 400 g chopped Italian tomatoes or 2 cans of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 chopped celery optional
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon peri peri or cayenne pepper
  • chilli flakes and freshly ground pepper to garnish
  • FOR THE CHEESE AND BASIL GRILLED SANDWICH
  • 2 slices brown or white bread
  • ¼ cup grated smoked mozzarella
  • 8 small fresh sweet basil leaves

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a pot and add the chopped garlic,onion and celery.
  • Cook until soft, for about 10 minutes
  • Add in the chopped tomatoes or canned tomatoes and the peri peri spice or cayenne pepper and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes until softened and cooked. Stir occasionally.
  • Sprinkle in the salt and pepper.
  • Allow to cool for a while before blitzing in a blender until smooth.
  • Pour into a bowl and garnish with chilli flakes and freshly ground black pepper.
  • FOR THE CHEESE AND BASIL GRILLED SANDWICH
  • Add grated cheese and fresh basil leaves onto a slice of bread. Cover with the other slice and toast or grill each side on a pan until golden brown.
  • Serve immediately with the soup.