Saturday, 29 March 2014

Fragrant Tomato Soup

OK, so when it comes to tomato soup, I can be a little funny. I like the ones that come in a can *hangs head in shame*, and sooooome tomato soups that they serve in cafês and restaurants, but usually not homemade tomato soup. Why? I think I had one of those strange incidents with it once when I had made it myself.
BUT! I reckon I might have been cured! And I will give you the secret.... follow, follow....

Fragrant Tomato Soup
(Serves 2, 3-4 as a starter)

1 tsp coconut or olive oil
1 big onion (I used two small red ones)
1 clove of garlic, roughly chopped
3 tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 can whole tomatoes (I used big plum tomatoes)
1 tbsp tomato pureê
200-250 ml vegetable stock (Marigold's all the way!)
1 tsp paprika (smoked paprika if you have it)
1/3-1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Handful basil, roughly torn (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Optionally serve this with boiled eggs (deeeelicious! And a great way to add a bit of protein, not vegan though!)

- Simply heat the oil in a medium casserole, and add the onion, garlic and tomatoes. Soften for about five minutes.

- Add the rest of the ingredients and heat through until it's boiling, about minutes. Now, whizz the soup smooth either with a stick blender or a food processor.

- Serve with a nice hardboiled egg in the middle, and some good crusty bread on the side, or enjoy it just as it is! It actually reminds me of the tomato soup they serve at my favourite coffee chain Caffe Nero *smiles*

Oh! And... I noticed this in the shop last week!

Ta-dah! Laughing Cow has now come out with a light BLUE CHEESE version! I was so happy when I saw it, as these little cheesy triangles are perfect to have as part of a snack, take with you to work or school for lunch, and you don't to open a whole tub of normal cream cheese. I have only tried it on it's own so far, but it will go great with any other toppings of choice too, mmm It tastes of a mild blue cheese, so nice and creamy! You'd think I'd work for them, but really, I am just stoked that I spotted it!

Original source:
Sunnere & Sterkere med Proteinrik Mat, p. 22

- Jules


  1. Hahah, jeg likte heller ikke hjemmelaget tomatsuppe før! Hadde en _kjip_ opplevelse med det i heimkunnskapen på barneskolen, og etter det har jeg bare antatt at all hjemmelaget tomatsuppe er dritt. Men nå har jeg laget min egen, og det er jo ikke så ille ;) Ha en fin kveld!

    1. Ja, det er merkelig med det! La merke til at boksesuppe ofte har høyt sukker innhold, kanskje vi bare skal pøse på med litt sukrin gold når vi lager selv og se om det hjelper :P Suppen ovenfor ble iallefall overraskende god på tross av null sukker! Får takke frøken Weber for det!
      Vedder på at din ble minst like vellykket! God kveld videre til deg også :D x

  2. Heimelaga tomatsuppe er så utrulig godt! Toro kan berre gå å legge seg ;) Den ekte smaken av tomat gjer det virkelig til en ny smaksopplevelse :)

    1. Enig med du Linda! Iallefall etter at jeg laget denne, mmmm! Hadde andre porsjonen med et kokt egg i, sååå godt! x