Todays post is a soup that actually is a recipe I made, and I've made it twice before and not to say mysellf, but my family really liked it. In fact they told me to make it again! Its a vegetarian tomato soup, and as a family with two meat lovers you'd think they would hate it but they loved it and I'm very pleased. It is pretty good for a lunch or dinner, but either way is a meal that is perfect for the not so pleasant cold weather that's coming!
Anyway, lets get started!
Serves 4 portions (With leftovers!)
You Will Need:
- 2 Cartons/tins of Chopped tomatoes
-Garlic puree or a couple of garlic cloves
-1/2 a cup of Grated cheese of choice (I used medium strength as I'm not a cheese fan!)
-Salt and pepper (Season to your preference)
-2 Stock cubes
- Sun dried tomatoes
- (Now this'll sound gross, but trust me) 1tsp of Ketchup (I hate ketchup but It helps the flavours.)
I recommend before you start, that you prepare the stock and ingredients as to be honest, it saves mess and stops you getting stressed and confused! I did make and take these photos in the evening, so Im sorry for the quality!
I started off by then, on a medium heat, mixing the chopped tomatoes with a tiny sprinkle of sugar and brought that to a slow simmer. I then added the tomato and garlic puree, and continued leaving it to a simmer.
I added a bit of cheese, every now and again the the soup but gradually used it all up.
I then added the stock, now don't worry if it looks too watery, don't go adding more of anything as thats a recipe for a disaster. It'll slowly, but progressively get thicker and its consistency will dramatically change. Season to your desire! I then added the sun dried tomatoes, which I do have to say look absolutely rank but you will have to trust me, they don't in no way taste as bad as they look!
I hope you enjoyed this post, It was a little hassle, but really enjoyed making the soup and have been encouraged to make it again by my family. I personally enjoyed it, and I hope if you try it you will too.
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