Hearty Tomato Soup

E8BE2392-84BD-430F-B456-0E2D1E3A6612This hearty tomato soup is easy to make and is topped with delicious garlic croutons!

Ingredients:

  • 2 onions
  • 2 carrots
  • butter
  • 8tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2tbsp plain flour
  • 12 fresh tomatoes
  • a pinch of sugar
  • 700ml vegetable stock
  • 1tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 2tbsp purée
  • a squeeze of lemon juice
  • 2 thick slices of bread
  • salt and pepper
  1. Pre-heat the oven 220°C.
  2. Heat the olive oil in the sauce pan, over a medium heat.
  3. Peel and chop the onions and carrots. B8A701DF-09A4-4E49-98BA-B58D3683EC6C
  4. Add the onions and carrots and cook for about 5 minutes to soften, stirring occasionally. Stir in the crushed garlic and flour and cook the mixture for 1 minute. 55F092C1-DDE6-436F-B7BC-981BC54AFC25
  5. Add the tomatoes, purée, thyme, stock, sugar and bring to boil.
  6. While the soup is cooking, heat the chopped garlic and butter in a saucepan.
  7. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes for the croutons and brush on the melted garlic butter.
  8. Bake the croutons for 8-10 minutes, until crisp and golden. Turn after about 4 minutes for even cooking. 5B6F89D3-4301-464C-8BF5-B218D15FC3B3
  9. Ladle the soup into a blender until smooth.6A089935-DEC1-4716-A2F9-245BA9621C0C
  10. Reheat in a saucepan, then pour into bowls
  11. Serve with the crispy golden croutons on top. E8BE2392-84BD-430F-B456-0E2D1E3A6612

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