Fresh Tomato Homemade Trahana (Couscous) Soup


7 cups vegetable broth homemade (or from the store no salt added)
1 cup trahana or whole wheat, barley, or regular couscous 
6 ripe fresh tomatoes cut in half , grate them and discard the skin
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
Goat cheese or any type of grated cheese (optional)

For Homemade vegetable broth

If you want to make your own vegetable broth: Boil on low heat: 2 onions, 4 scallions, 3 leeks, 4 carrots, parsley and celery for an hour. Strain using a cheese cloth and squeeze the vegetables to get all the juice.

For Soup

In a large pot heat the broth, add the tomatoes and the Dimitri extra virgin olive oil. When it comes to a boil remove the pot from the heat and stir in the couscous. Return to boil for 8-10 minutes. Add the sea salt and the fresh ground pepper to taste. Serve in bowls with goat cheese or any type of grated cheese.