Tomato soup with a twist

Tomato soup with a twist

Plain tomato soup is boring so let’s give it a makeover with some fresh seasonal ingredients.

Serves 2                                   Prep Time 15 mins                                       Cooking Time 30 mins

Ingredients

  • Tomatoes – 6-8
  • Spring onion – 2
  • Carrot – 1 small
  • Garlic – 4-5 cloves
  • Olive oil – 1 tbsp
  • Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Water – 3 Cups
  • Salt – to taste

Method 

  1. Wash and chop roughly the spring onion with tops.
  2. Wash, quarter and de-seed the tomatoes.
  3. Peel, wash and cut the carrot into big chunks.
  4. Heat up a pressure cooker add olive oil. Saute garlic and spring onions till translucent.
  5. Add the cut carrot and tomatoes and saute for a couple of minutes.
  6. Add 2 cups of water and pressure cook till the vegetables are soft.
  7. When pressure is released from the cooker, drain the water and keep it aside.
  8. Using a hand blender blend the cooked vegetables.
  9. Pass this mixture through a sieve adding the drained water from the pressure cooker and some more water if required.
  10. Repeat this step 2-3 times, adding a little water each time, till you are left with a very small quantity of pulp.
  11. Check the consistency of the soup and adjust with more water if required.
  12. Add salt and bring it to a boil.
  13. Once it has simmered for a few minutes, take it off the flame.
  14. Serve hot with a dash of black pepper.

Tip :   Unlike traditional tomato soup there is no need to add any sugar as carrot gives sweetness but if the tomatoes are too tart add a tsp of sugar to balance the taste.

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