Come back to life… Tomato soup…

Flu season this year seems to have been one of the hardest I have seen in a while… We were all sick at home, taking turns at the doctor for more than a month. I had been away in Spain checking the renovation at my aunt’s apartment, and to my return I found my daughter still with a strong flu and without any strength.   I asked her what she would like to eat… sitting on the sofa looking pale, she replied… “tomato soup from real tomatoes please… that goooood sh_t!!!”

So here is the recipe… the soup brought a great smile to her face, and I enjoyed watching her eat it, savouring every spoon.  This is a vegan recipe.

Ingredients:

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  • Olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 onions
  • 2 kg. of ripe tomatoes
  • Basil leaf
  • Fresh thyme
  • 2 cups of vegetable stock
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves to serve

Preparation:

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  • Chop onions, celery and garlic
  • Heat olive oil, add onions, celery and garlic until brown and caramelised.

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  • Chop tomatoes, add them to the caramelised onions
  • Add laurel leaf and thyme and cook for 10 minutes
  • Add vegetable stock, simmer for 15 minutes

 

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  • Take out laurel leaf and thyme
  • Blend soup with a hand blender
  • Strain it, and season it with salt and pepper.

 

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  • Serve it with a splash of fresh olive oil, fresh Basil or parsley and homemade garlic croutons.
  • For homemade croutons, just cut bread in small pieces, any white or wheat bread will do… add some olive oil to a pan, roast a clove of garlic, add the bread keep moving it until it is brown.

 

 

 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh no, I hope everyone is feeling better. The flu is no joke. Yum, I’m saving this recipe, I love tomatoe soup and I’d like to try it homemade.

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    1. All fine now…. looking forward to spring. Try the soup… and let me know!!!

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