Easy Tomato Soup Recipe
What could be better when the days get colder than a warming and delicious soup with a dash of chilli! It really does warm you up from the inside. It is very easy to make with ingredients you probably already have in the cupboard. Like most soup recipes it is adaptable.
The basic ingredients are a couple of tins of tomatoes, some stock, an onion, a carrot and a tin of kidney beans plus some seasoning. If you don’t have a carrot try sweet potato, pepper or an ordinary potato. The beans don’t have to be kidney beans – use what you have in your cupboards. Follow the recipe exactly or make your own alterations – the choice is yours!
Full Of Tomato Goodness
This soup recipe is full of goodness too. Tomatoes – especially cooked ones – are so good for you containing vitamin C, iron, lycopene and antioxidants as well as being sweet and delicious! Always available in tinned form on the supermarket shelves – and there is almost always some brand on offer too! Carrots too are low cost and available all year round and full of essential vitamins especially vitamin A. The kidney beans give you fibre and protein (whether canned beans or if prepared from dried beans) so it really is a nutritious and low calorie soup as as low cost!
As Chilli Hot As You Like!
And you can make the soup as hot chilli wise as you like. Just go careful and taste as you add. Remember to use a different spoon to taste to the one you used to add the chilli powder or you might get a distorted result – not to mention a heatwave on your tongue!
Soup is just the easiest and tastiest thing for a lunch or light supper – served with some lovely bread – home made if you have time! It is always good for using up ingredients too. And you can make a soup with really pretty much anything. Check out out the soup recipes – Click Here
Most soups require to be blended until smooth (although many can be made without doing that – making it more like a stew). If you don’t have a blender you can try putting it through a sieve. It is possible to do with most soups although does take 5-10 minutes.
Tomato And Chilli Soup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 red onion chopped
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 large (or 2 small) carrots, peeled and chopped
- 2 x 400g cans of chopped tomatoes
- 500ml vegetable stock
- 1 teaspoon garlic granules
- 1 teaspoon chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 x 400g can red kidney beans, drained
- In a large heavy bottomed saucepan, heat the oil
- Add the onion and cumin seeds and fry for a few minutes, stirring frequently
- Add the carrot and stir fry for a couple of minutes
- Add the tomatoes and stock, stir and bring to the boil
- Add the garlic, chilli and oregano
- Simmer for about 20 minutes
- Transfer the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth
- Return to the pan
- Add the kidney beans and heat through
- Serve with bread