SOMETHING FOR NOTHING : Tomato Soup


This vibrant tomato soup will brighten up any dull day and warm the cockles of your heart! It's a wonderful zero propoint dish. Perfect as a starter or light meal-or just a stop-gap to keep you going any time of day.

One serving is 0pp/approx.85kcal 

This recipe makes enough for 4 portions at a total of 1pp for the WHOLE batch, so if you have 2 or more portions in a day, you will need to charge 1pp.

Perfect for Filling & Healthy or Simple Start.

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YOU WILL NEED : (Serves 4)

6 large fresh tomatoes
(skin left on)
2 red onions
1 clove garlic
250ml passata
1 low salt stock cube
1 tablespoon low salt soy sauce
1 tablespoon artificial granular sweetener
1 sprig fresh basil
black pepper to taste
1 litre or 2 pints water
(For soup makers, fill to the maximum level once vegetables have been added)

To Garnish;
(This amount is for all 4 bowls)

2 teaspoons half fat cream
(For Filling & Healthy or Simple Start, substitute for Quark or 0% fat yoghurt)

2 teaspoons skimmed/soya milk
Fresh basil leaf/chopped chives

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 Chop the onions and tomatoes into quarters then pop them with all of the soup ingredients into a pan or soup-maker if you have one.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 20-30 minutes, then blend until smooth using a hand blender.
(If using a soup-maker, choose the blended setting).

Taste and season again. This is really important-some people prefer it a little sweeter, others more tangy or peppery.


To serve, mix the half fat cream/quark/yoghurt with the milk to thin it slightly. You can just drizzle the cream from a teaspoon to make a random swirl which will sit beautifully on the surface


...If you're feeling 'cheffy', simply drag a cocktail stick through the cream swirls to make a feathered finish.
(Don't worry about blobs or imperfections-it will still look great!)


Finally top with a single basil leaf or some chopped chives and tuck in!

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TIPS

You could make this into a creamy soup by adding milk, yoghurt or half fat cream to your personal taste. Add the pp/kcal according to the amount you add.

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 To transform this into a filling meal, cook some pasta in the soup so that it soaks up all the flavours.
Remember to add the propoints/kcal for this.

(If on Filling & Healthy or Simple Start just use wholewheat pasta freely)

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Tangy tomato loveliness.

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1 comments:

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