Make Ahead With Trace: Tomato Soup

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by Tracey Lynch

 

Nothing says winter like a warming soup and chances are you already have all of the ingredients at home to pull this one out of your hat! Homemade tomato soup and a cheese toastie has got to be my favourite “Tight Ass Tracey” Sunday night quickies – I love the fact that it can serve a family of 4 for under 10 bucks and as a bonus, it freezes well if you double or triple the recipe to save for another time! So here we go with the recipe!

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 celery stick, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, diced
  • Thyme
  • dried Basil
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cans of tinned tomato
  • 500ml chicken or veggie stock
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1/4 cup cream or milk (optional)
  • salt & pepper to taste

 

Method

  • If you have a food processor, you can skip the dicing of the first 3 ingredients and whack them in with the thyme and basil for a short blitz until they’re diced finely
  • Fry it all off in olive oil until soft
  • Add tinned tomatoes and stock
  • Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool
  • Puree with a food processor or stick blender
  • Add cream or milk (optional)
  • Season to taste
  • Serve with a cheese toastie…. Perfection!

 

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