Winter Caprese

Servings: 6

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A soup for winter that is almost as easy as putting together the summer Italian salad by that name!




2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
Pinch sugar, optional to taste
⅓ cup finely slivered fresh basil
3 cups vegetable broth
1 cup pearl size mozzarella, or shredded
Reduced balsamic vinegar (glaze)


Winter Caprese
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In a soup pot with Teflon™ nonstick coating, heat oil over medium-low; sauté garlic fragrant (don’t brown). Add tomatoes, sugar, basil. Stir in broth. Cook 20 minutes to flavor. Puree soup in processor. Transfer to bowls. Top with the tiny Mozzarella balls or shredded cheese; place bowls in microwave 30 seconds to melt cheese. To serve, zigzag with the balsamic.