- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 8 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 4 cups spicy hot V8 vegetable juice
- 3/4 cup uncooked small pasta shells
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 package (10 ounces) fresh baby spinach
- 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil
- In a large saucepan, saute garlic in oil for 1 minute. Add tomatoes; cook and stir for 5-10 minutes or until tender. Add the vegetable juice, pasta, salt and pepper; bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until pasta is tender. Stir in spinach and basil. Cook 5 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted. Yield: 9 servings.
Reviews forTomato Florentine Soup
"I love this soup!!! It was great and I would not only make it again I want to share it with my kids!!!!"
"I made this soup today for lunch with some of my home-grown tomatoes. My husband and I both thought it was excellent. High-end restaurant quality. I did cut back a little on the olive oil and the salt due to dietary restrictions, but it was still perfect."