Tomato and Basil Soup

Recipe originally found at: http://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/recipes/tomato-basil-soup.aspx

Ingredients:

  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1.2 litres boiling vegetable stock
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 2½ tbsp tomato purée
  • 10g fresh basil
  • 100g passata
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method:

  1. Sieve the chopped tomatoes into a large pan, reserving the chopped tomato pieces left in the sieve for later.
  2. Add the onion to the tomato juices in the pan, along with the carrot, garlic, stock, paprika and tomato purée.
  3. Bring to the boil over a high heat then turn the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are very soft.
  4. Add the basil then pour the soup into a food processor or liquidiser and whizz until smooth.
  5. Tip the soup back into the pan, add the reserved tomato pieces and passata and bring to a simmer. Season to taste and serve.