Quick Tortellini Soup
Added by Allora Andiamo | Sun 09 Aug 2009 @ 15:52
Quick and simple and full of lovely fresh flavours. You can also add other quick cooking vegetables to this soup ie.spinach,shredded greens,mushrooms ,finely sliced beans etc. Whatever takes your fancy really :-)
1 small packet of fresh ricotta & spinach tortellini
approx.600ml vegetable or chicken stock
2 med vine ripened tomatoes,deseeded & chopped
2 -3 spring onions, sliced into 1cm chunks
1/2 red chilli pepper
1 clove of garlic
1 handful of chopped parsley
A few sprigs of green or purple basil,chopped
A dash of olive oil
Salt and pepper to season
Some grated Parmesan to serve (optional)
1. In a med saucepan, heat the olive oil and add the garlic and chilli to the pan. Fry gently for just a couple of minutes (don\'t let it brown).
2. Add the tomatoes and spring onion and fry for just a minute or so.
3. Add the broth and let the mixture simmer for just a few minutes before adding the fresh tortellini. They should only take about 2 minutes to cook.Season with a little salt and pepper.
4.Ladle the tortellini into soup bowls and sprinkle with the chopped herbs. Serve with a little grated Parmesan cheese.