When it comes to a tomato soup, roasting them is the only way if you want the best results.
It becomes so rich in flavour and have always been inspired by Delia’s roasting method from her book, Delia’s Vegetarian Collection, but it is a little runny for me. I like a thick filling soup, so this is what I created but wanted to introduce red pepper and a carrot for extra vitamins in Slimming World syn-free fashion.
You will need the following ingredients & a deep pan with a lid:
- 600g tomatoes
- 1 red pepper (chopped)
- 1 medium potato (I used 180g) (diced)
- 400ml water
- 2 chicken stock cubes
- 1 small carrot (optional) (diecd)
- 1 large onion
- 1 tbsp dried basil
- 2 tbsp tomato puree
- 3 cloves of garlic (skin left on)
- 1 carrot
- Pop your oven on gas mark 5
- Place your tomatoes in boiling water and leave for a minute – then run under a cold tap – the skins should willing shrivel off.
- Slice the tomatoes in half and place in a roasting dish (seedy flesh facing upwards)
- Put chopped red pepper alongside in same dish & garlic
- Sprinkle the basil over the tomatoes & spray everything with frylight & season with salt & pepper – put in oven for 1 hour
- Now move on to sautéing the onion, carrot & potato in frylight on medium heat until onions are soft.
- Lower the heat, spray again with frylight & put the lid on for 5 minutes, checking that the ingredients do not catch at the bottom and then put aside.
- The tomatoes & pepper should be a little charred on the edges – now put all of the ingredients into a pan (or عاصمة الفوركس soup maker). If using soup maker, you may need to add another few mls to reach minimum line).
- Simmer all ingredients until the potatoes and carrots are cooked & blend
- You may want to stir in some fat free natural yoghurt or quark