Florentine Tomato Soup Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Florentine Tomato Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Florentine Tomato Soup

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"Green pepper, basil and diced tomatoes are simmered with garlic and bouillon, then combined with spinach in this easy soup."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook bell pepper, onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in tomatoes, water, basil, bouillon and black pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in spinach and cook 5 to 7 minutes more.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 31, 2011

Great example to illustrate how using the very best ingredients will yield the very best results - fresh tomato sauce if available, (in my case I used tomato sauce I had put up from my garden), chicken broth rather than chicken bouillon and water, and fresh baby spinach (considerably less than the 10 ozs. called for). I also added the fresh basil last, NOT cooking it in the simmering stage for 10 minutes. As written this is a 3-star recipe, but with these simple changes it is a 5-star soup, one that Hubs compares to a memorable soup we enjoyed at "Purple Cafe and Wine Bar," in downtown Seattle. (Rating this 3 stars might have discouraged others from trying this easily improved soup)

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 31, 2003

WAY to much spinach - not enough liquid. Nobody believed it was a soup - it was more like a spinach veggie dish.

 
May 14, 2008

I don't care to use the bouillon cubes/granules because of the sodium, so I added some vegetable stock instead of the granules and water..Sprinkle w/ grated parmesean cheese right before serving...Also good with adding some thin sliced fresh mushrooms.

 
Dec 31, 2003

Really good and flavorful. I think there is TOO MUCH spinach in the recipe as it stands. My recommendation is HALF of a box instead of a whole, maybe even less. A great source of vitamins, good appetizer.

 
Apr 07, 2004

I loved this! I followed the recipe exactly, and unlike most other reviewers found the amount of spinach to be just fine, but I'm a big spinach fan anyway. Overall, very flavorful and filling, something I'll absolutely make again.

 
May 15, 2008

I JUST finished making this...and even the kids loved it! The aroma is sensational as it is simmering, made my mouth water in anticipation... Instead of using water and bouillon cubes...I used chicken broth and I added mushrooms when I was sauteeing the onion/bell pepper/garlic. Heavenly! I love this and will be making it again. Next time I will double it, as it was such a hit! P.S. I did NOT drain my tomatoes before adding them, the liquid added extra flavor to the dish...and I used the amount of spinach the recipe calls for. I found it a quite nice consistency for a soup!

 
Apr 30, 2004

This was close to a soup we had at a 5 star hotel. All it needed was soom cooked pasta shells and it would be identical. AWSOME

 
Jan 03, 2006

Original recipe a bit bland. Added 1 cup of red wine, 1 tbs Worchester & 1 tsp mixed salts. Simmered for 20 min or so, Bingo! Very good.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 54 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 1.3 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 177 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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