Thursday, August 07, 2014

An easy-peasy tomato soup

When it’s pouring outside, tomato soup is comfort in a bowl.
This recipe, only slightly adapted from Good Food India, is super easy, non-fiddly and yummy.
The tomato ketchup gives it a lovely piquancy.

Easy Tomato Soup
Adapted only slightly from Good Food India

1 onion, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
8 large tomatoes, chopped
400 ml hot vegetable stock
4 tbsp tomato ketchup
4 pinches oregano
Salt and pepper
Yoghurt to swirl

Heat the olive oil in a pan, and fry the onions for about 5 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon till soft but not coloured.

Add the chopped tomatoes, stock, ketchup and oregano. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil.

Cover the pan, lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

Cool and blend to a puree.

Gently reheat and serve with a swirl of yoghurt.

And if you’re like me, and often eat tomato soup just for the croutons, treat yourself – make them in the microwave. Just cut bread into little cubes, lightly rub with a little olive oil and seasoning, and blast on High in short bursts, moving the cubes around between each burst.  

Photograph: Microsoft

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