So this is what I had for lunch today…..
Oops. Sorry. Bit hungry there.
Well, in case you were wondering, it was tomato soup in the left bowl and pomegranate seeds in the right. Delicious!
Basics guys, basics, all decent photo-taking devices in my house were dead on battery and I was really hungry at 2. So what to do? Wait for my soup to get cold and let my tummy rumble? Just so I could take a photo?
Pfft, no. I wanted it now.
So yeah. The empty bowl shows that ‘at least’ it was palatable.
But I have a recipe for the soup!
It’s something I’ve had for a while now, and it’s easily adaptable. And I’m gonna show you! Well, tell you really.
Thick, Yummy Tomato Soup!
– Serves 2 Calories per serving: 75
400g Chopped Tomatoes (canned variety is A-OK)
150g Vegetables (I usually use a mix of capsicum pepper and onion)
1 clove Garlic
1/3 cup Water
1/2 tsp Dried Basil
1/2 tsp Paprika
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp Sweetener (takes away tartness/bitterness of tomatoes, I usually use a bit of Truvia but sugar is perfect)
Optional: 1T Cream, Crème Fraîche, Coconut Milk, Yoghurt etc.
Chop all your vegetables and garlic. In a saucepan, add 3 T of the water and on a high heat wait until it starts to bubble and evaporate slightly, then add the veg and garlic. Toss them around and allow them to soften, adding more water when necessary (when it completely evaporates). This method eliminates the need for oil too. Woo!
Once the vegetables have softened, add in the chopped tomatoes and the water. Add in the basil, paprika, soy and sweetener and once everything has bubbled for a minute or 2, have a taste and add the salt and pepper to suit your own tastes. You see how adaptable this recipe is yeah? I really do care about your taste buds.
Now take the mixture and put it in a blender or food processor. Whiz it up until smooth. If using a small appliance to do this you may want to wait for the soup to cool a bit so it doesn’t blow the lid off when you attempt to blend. Anyways, whiz it up and transfer it back to the saucepan. Simmer at a lower heat for another few minutes. You can also use an immersion blender/hand blender for this.
Once cooked, taste it, and if yummy enough for you, add the double cream or sour cream and mix in if desired. Serve in a bowl, cause a plate is a bit difficult to eat soup from, and enjoy!
Hope you guys enjoy this recipe! Its not very festive but nonetheless delicious. I love tomato soup and this recipe. No added fat (or much sugar in my case) makes it super healthy as well, and it doesn’t require any special ingredients. Simple food at its best.
So I’ll be back soon enough and have a happy holiday guys!