A simple tasty tomato soup recipe which is very much like Minestrone Soup but without the pasta (although you could extend the recipe to include pasta if you wanted to.
Its a good one to use up tomatoes and very warming as the evenings draw in in autumn.
The ingredients in italics are from our garden.
Ingredients (makes four servings)
- 1kg tomatoes;
- carrots (2 large or equivalent);
- 1xtbsp tomato puree;
- 800ml vegetable stock;
- 1 400g tin of beans (borlotti, cannelini or whatever)
(The quantities are not given because basically you can add as much or as little as you like).
Chop the onion, carrots, sage and celery and fry in a little oil in a large pan for about 15 minutes until they're softened.
Chop the tomatoes and add them together with garlic paste, tomato paste and cook for a further 15 minutes (or so);
Add the stock & bring it to a boil, then cook for a further 30 minutes. You can leave the pan covered or boil it uncovered if you like your soup a bit thicker.
Blend the mixture with a stick blender leaving some lumps so that the soup has some texture.
Finally add the beans and heat it up until the beans are warmed through.
Serve whilst piping hot.