Not quite instant but this definitely won’ t take up too much of you time. We’re going to start serving cheesy, garlic ciabatta with lots of things!
Quick tomato soup with cheesy garlic dippers – to serve 2
- 400g tin cherry tomatoes
- 1 tbsp caster sugar
- 100ml vegetable stock
- dash of Tabasco
- dash of Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp mascarpone
- basil leave to serve
FOR THE DIPPERS
- 1 medium ciabatta roll, halved
- 1 garlic clove, halved
- 125g ball mozzarella, shredded
Put the tomatoes, sugar, stock and sauces into a medium pot and season. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5-10 minutes. Stir in the mascarpone and blend until smooth, then keep warm while you make your cheesy garlic bread.
Heat the grill to high and toast the ciabatta until golden. Rub with the garlic, season, then top with the cheese and grill until melted and starting to brown. Sprinkle some basil over the soup and serve with the cheesy bread.
Wine Suggestion: Simple and fruity is best, but you will need to keep a little acidity in the wine to match the tomatoes. We suggest you enjoy a simple Chianti / Sangiovese-based wine. Make sure it is isn’t too complex, extracted or oaked as these layers will be lost on the simplicity of this dish. The real joy is in the simplicity!