Tomato and fig soup with goats' cheese and fig bruschetta

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By: Maria Elia

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.33 / 5 (12 votes)

Prep time:
35 min, plus soaking time for the figs
Cook time:
30 min

For a deliciously different lunch, try Maria Elia`s rich and flavoursome tomato and fig soup served with bubbling cheese-topped ciabatta


1. To make the soup, heat the olive oil in a large, heavy saucepan, and soften the onion, garlic and pepper.

2. Stir in the cumin, chilli flakes, cinnamon stick and bay leaves - continue to cook for a further 2 minutes.

3. Add the tomatoes, sugar, figs and soaking water from the figs. Simmer over a gentle heat for about 25 minutes.

4. Discard the cinnamon stick and add salt and pepper to season. Blend the soup (with the bay leaves) in a liquidiser until smooth.

5. Top the ciabatta with the sliced goats' cheese, and grill until the cheese is bubbling and golden. Cover with fresh fig slices.

6. Garnish the hot soup with rocket leaves and accompany with fig-topped bruschetta slices.

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