We found this in Fine Cooking (I think). It’s just a quick soup to make that’s especially good if you’re coming down with a cold. It’s fast to make but full of garlic and tomato to help fight off colds and flu.
I just dump chicken broth, canned organic diced tomato, chopped fresh garlic and a little good quality extra virgin olive oil into a saucepan. I add fresh or frozen spinach at the end and top with a little fresh chopped basil. Add salt & pepper to taste. A sprinkle of cayenne pepper or chili flakes would be good too.
If you add tortellini, buy fresh and toss it in after the broth comes to a boil. Let it cook for about 3 minutes and the soup is ready to serve.
I keep organic chicken broth and organic diced tomatoes (both from Costco) in the pantry all the time. I also like to buy the huge bags of fresh spinach from Costco. We make smoothies when we get home and I wash and spin dry the rest of it. I put it into gallon zip lock bags and throw them in the freezer. I usually get at least 3 or 4 bags of frozen spinach from the haul. The frozen spinach works well straight from the freezer in smoothies, added to soups and cooked up as a side dish.