Home-made Tomato Soup

Home-made tomato Soup

Fans of the classic canned variety will be amazed to find how easy it is to produce a fresher, healthier version in minutes-and without needing a can opener! The red pepper and carrot add extra sweetness and texture and it’s vitamin packed, so a perfect cold weather soup.
This recipe comes from celebrity Spanish chef Karlos Arguinano. He deserves a medal for having taken all the hard work out of creating a fresh tomato soup. Before coming across this recipe, the only time I had made a tomato soup from scratch was one Christmas. It was a classic French recipe which was delicious but took so long to prepare, that lunch was late and I almost had a hunger riot on my hands.
The recipe was relegated to the back of my cookery folder and I had not attempted to make fresh tomato soup again until I came across this version, which is equally yummy but minus the slog factor.

Home-made Tomato Soup

Prep to Plate:  Prep: 15 mins  Cooking time: 25 mins

Difficulty: Difficulty level 1

Ingredients

  • 1 kg tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 tbspn olive oil
  • 1 tbspn sugar
  • salt

Method

  1. Peel and chop onion,garlic,pepper and carrot and place in a large pan of water (enough to cover vegetables.)
  2. Add oil, sugar and salt and cook gently until softened.
  3. Add tomatoes and cover with water for another 20 minutes.
  4. Take pan away from heat and liquidise the vegetables.
  5. Serve with warm crusty bread.

Foodie tip: The riper and sweeter the tomatoes used, the tastier the soup. If you can get vine ripened tomatoes all the better. I’m lucky as our local market sells them at £1 a bowl. If you can get to a local market it’s worth the trip as you should be able to buy all sorts of goodies at well below supermarket prices-and often better quality.

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2 thoughts on “Home-made Tomato Soup

  1. I haven’t had a good tomato soup in ages and it sounds delicious! A warm bowl of this is perfect for these cool autumn days and I love how easy this is to make… Thanks so much for sharing with Made with Love Mondays and welcome to the series! Please remember to include a link back to the series homepage…

    • Hi! Thanks for liking my recipe and hope you get the chance to try it sometime 🙂 Your Monday “club” is a great idea! I too am passionate about cooking from scratch so thanks for giving me the chance of joining your group. Have also just added link back. Cheers!

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