Fresh Tomato with Orzo Soup

A satisfying and refreshing soup that is simple to make.


1 teaspoon olive oil

1/4 cup dry sherry or apple juice

1/2 medium onion, minced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped

1 1/2 Tablespoons GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY

4 cups fresh tomatoes, or 2 (28 ounce) cans tomatoes, chopped

2 cups water

1 cup canned vegetable broth

2/3 cup orzo

1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

salt and pepper to taste

Honey Tips

How Honey is Made

To make honey, bees drop the collected nectar into the honeycomb and then evaporate it by fanning their wings.


In a large pot, heat oil and sherry over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and pepper and sauté for 8-10 minutes. Stir in honey.
Mix in tomatoes, water and broth. Bring to a boil. Add orzo. Cook 5 additional minutes, stirring well.
Cover and simmer on low heat for 15 minutes. Add basil and serve.
Serves: 4