You may be forgiven for thinking it was October today, grey, miserable and rainy but weirdly warm.  I have been craving  something nice and fresh for lunch but not to warning because of the weather and thought a tomato type of soup would do the trick  For me tomatoes and basil are definitely a summer combo. You can not beat that sweet against the cold, creamy mozzarella – mmmm!! I always have a cupboard stacked full of cans of tomatoes and an assortment of beans.  Hey presto, a simple tasty little snack, healthy and low in calories too. Making soup can seem like such a chore but never really is that bad and the results are far better than any supermarket fresh varieties

1 can of good chopped tomatoes

1 can of water

1 vegetable stock pot

3 cloves of crushed garlic

3 teaspoons of green pesto

Olive oil for frying the garlic

Finely chopped fresh basil

1 can of cannellini beans

Fry the garlic in the olive oil until cooked then add all other ingredients and simmer for 5 mins.

Serve piping hot

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