Thick cream of tomato soup – the best ever!

July 21, 2010 in Meatless meals, Soups

In my opinion, there is nothing like a good thick tomato soup. I make this often at home and we somehow never grow tired of it!  I use tinned tomatoes – they are packed with flavour and loads of lycopene(cancer fighting phytochemical). A bit of potato gets added to give it a lovely thick consistency. Do give it a try and I guarentee you will thank me afterwards! We had a braai over the weekend and it was icy cold outside, so I served the soup in enamel cups and we enjoyed it next to the fire. The “braaiers” appreciated it!

Most of you will have all these ingredients at home!

 

You will need:

 

2 onions or 200 g leeks, chopped

2 sticks celery (optional), chopped

30 g butter

2 cans whole plum tomatoes

2 T(30 ml) Ina paarman sundried tomato pesto or tomato paste

2 potatoes, peeled and chopped into small cubes

1 cup(250ml) chicken stock (Ina or nomu)

2 T(30 ml) sugar

Freshly ground pepper

1/2 t(2 ml) nutmeg

2 bay leaves

250 ml cream

 

Saute the onions and celery in the butter until soft and aromatic.

Add the remaining ingredients except for the cream.

Cover, bring to the boil then reduce the temperature and simmer for 30 – 40 minutes. ( The potatoes take a while to cook because of the acid in the tomatoes.)

Blend the soup until smooth and velvety. Pour in the cream and heat through. Adjust seasoning if needed.

Serve with seed bread

 

Tip: if you don’t have cream, replace with milk or stock.

 

 

What a busy 2 weeks it has been, but I think it will get back to normal again! Shoo!

 

 

 

10 responses to Thick cream of tomato soup – the best ever!

  1. I agree, tomato soup is the best,
    *hugs*
    x x x x

  2. Mmmmm looks yummy. May try it soon.

  3. that sounds really great thanks

  4. I like this recipe! It uses things I have in my cupboard :0

    Lovely idea to serve it to the “braaiers” *saved*

    Thanks!!

  5. Oooh carey i like the addition of nutmeg in this recipe …. yumm yumm. I think that my son may prefer this recipe to mine as it’s quick and easy. Yummmmmmo xxxx jan

  6. Sounds delish!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

  7. Yummy!! Stunning pics!

  8. Thank you, will try steeright away!

  9. pleasure, know you’ll love it!

  10. …and I say it again!

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