Tomato Soup with Basil and Olives


  • 1 onion, chopped and sprinkled with salt
  • 7-8 tomatoes, grated
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
  • A small bunch of basil, shredded
  • 7 olives, chopped into thick discs
  • 1 tsp unrefined salt (or to taste)
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup unpolished rice
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp date paste
  • 4 glasses water

Heat a pot; add the onion and garlic and fry them in their own water for a while, until golden. Then add red chilli powder and 1 glass water. Add the tomatoes, the black pepper and the date paste. Then add the rice and 2-3 more glasses of water. Boil until the rice is almost ready. Then add olives and finally add the basil and turn off the heat.

Serves 3-4