Fresh Tomato Soup

good enough to eat 😉

This time of year we oft’ find ourselves devouring more than usual, not only do we eat more but the foods are richer than normal. Sometimes our bodies need a break from the decadence – craving something fresh and healthy… well mine does anyway 😉

This soup is all of those things – light, tastes yummy and revitalises me somehow via its simplicity. If you want something a little naughty to compliment it – tahini works well or my vegan chunky cheese straws go really well –  I will post them on the morrow for those of you who want to indulge. In our home Aars eats the cheese straws avoiding the soup, and I get the soup and not the richer pastry! Win win me thinks.

fresh & yummy

Fresh Tomato Soup – Ingredients

Tomatoes (I used a mix), red pepper, garlic cloves, olive oil, black pepper, muscovado sugar

Fresh Tomato Soup – Process

  • Preheat the oven to 200ºC
  • Onto a baking tray bung:
    • 350g (ish) of tomatoes (I used a mix of pomodorino and vittoria as they were what I had on my windowsill!)
    • One red pepper halved
    • Two garlic cloves – pop one in each half of the red pepper
    • ½ tsp muscovado sugar in each half of the red pepper
  • Over the lot:
    all steamed up ready to blitz
    • drizzle olive oil
    • grind a load of black pepper
  • Pop into the oven for 20-25 mins (depends on the size of tomatoes you use)
  • When the tomatoes and red pepper are cooked get them out of the oven
  • Into a liquidiser add:
    • all of your cooked veg (if you’re not too keen on garlic don’t add to the mix – I just keep one)
    • make sure you get all the yummy juices!
  • Whizz it up – really blitz it throughly
  • Serve through a strainer (this is vital!)
  • I drizzle some basil pesto (just fresh basil leaves and olive oil blitzed) over the top and a little tahini too… it’s gooooooood!

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