Food

Creamy tomato soup

Creamy tomato soup

Who says soup is only good on chilly days. This creamy tomato soup is great to serve as a starter or as a main course.

Ingredients

olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

2 carrots, grated

2 sticks celery, finely chopped

3 cups (750ml) chicken or vegetable stock

2 x 410g cans tomatoes, chopped in juice

8 large, ripe tomatoes, blanched, skinned and chopped

1 tsp (5ml) sugar

sea salt and grated black pepper

parmesan rind, optional

4 fat garlic cloves, crushed

handful basil leaves, roughly chopped

 

Method

Heat a little olive oil in a saucepan.

Add the onion and carrot, and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until softened.

Add stock, tomatoes, sugar, seasoning and parmesan.

Bring the soup to the boil, reduce the heat, cover the pan and simmer for 45-60 minutes. You can leave the soup chunky, or purée it if you wish.

Add the garlic and basil about five minutes before serving.

Serve the soup with crusty bread and freshly grated parmesan cheese.

Recipe courtesy of www.bbcsouthafrica.com.

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