Tomato Soup with Chickpeas and Pesto

  • veryslowcook Posted: 01/11/11
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    Spouse & I liked the soup but didn't think it stood out much. I did appreciate how easy it was to put together, and how low-cal it is. Next time I might add a little red pepper to liven it up.

  • caroleb21 Posted: 03/27/10
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    this is an excellent soup. I use chicken broth instead of water. I also add just a tad of ground cumin. It is so tasty with the pesto. We serve this with paninis.

  • rstarrlemaitre Posted: 09/08/11
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    A very nice soup that reminded me of the kind my Italian grandmother used to make - simple fresh ingredients, a nice touch from the pesto, and strong notes of the aromatics (celery and onion). Next time I would add a little more ditalini, and serve the pesto dolloped directly over individual portions, rather than stirred into the broth. Served with French bread and a big salad.

  • EllenDeller Posted: 09/08/12
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    I made this as a side dish, but it's more of a main course--it's very hearty and filling. Like others, I used chicken stock instead of water (water-blah). To be honest, it reminds me more of pasta sauce than soup and I don't know if I would make it again. The recipe makes a lot, so this soup and maybe a salad or bread will be plenty.

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