It’s nearly the weekeeeennnnnddddddddd! Make some super-rich tomato soup to celebrate why don’tcha? Full of vitamins and antioxidants and good shizzle.
Super-rich tomato soup
Recipe from: Georgina at Fitcetera
This is one of my favourite soups, classic tomato but super-rich with the sundried tomatoes. My mum got the recipe ages ago and I’ve made it loads of time too. Tomatoes are full of vitamins A, C and E and antioxidants including lycopene, which research suggests could help ward off some cancers and protect the skin from UV rays. The benefits of tomatoes are boosted when cooked as heat helps release lycopene. I sometimes put a twist on this recipe by bulking it out with chickpeas and chorizo, or cous cous and chunks of cod for more of a stew.
Georgina is a sports therapist and fitness blogger at Fitcetera. This month she’s sporting a different tash every day for Movember and raising money for prostate cancer research. Check out her efforts on Twitter and Facebook. These pictures really are pretty special! Here’s a taster:
How to make
1 tbsp olive oil
1-2 garlic cloves, crushed (no need to chop)
5 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, roughly chopped
3 x 400g cans of copped tomatoes
500ml of vegetable stock
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar (optional)
150ml pot soured cream
Small jar basil pesto (only need a couple of spoons)
Fresh basil leaves, for sprinkling
1. Heat the oil in a large pan and soften the garlic for a few minutes.
2. Add the sun-dried and canned tomatoes, stock, sugar and vinegar (if using).
3. Season to taste and bring to a simmer. Let the soup gently bubble for around 10-15 minutes.
4. Take the soup off the heat and let it cool slightly before putting in a blender. Or you can use a hand blender if you have one.
5. Place the soup back on a low heat and bring back to a gently simmer. Stir in half of the soured cream and stir.
6. Serve in bowls with a spoonful of the remaining soured cream, and some pesto swirled through and sprinkle with chopped basil leaves for colour.
You can check out Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday’s soup recipes here
Tomorrow’s recipe is the 50% raw Green Goddess soup from the lovely ladies at Chaya Yoga Retreats