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This week I am bringing you my all time favourite and best creation…Tomato, basil and red pepper soup.
This recipe serves 3 portions.
Ingredients: 1 red pepper, butter, black pepper, dried chilli flakes, clove of garlic, 1 onion, few leaves of basil or a 1/2 tsp of dried basil, salt for taste, 270 ml vegetable stock ( 270 ml hot water, 1 cub of vegetable stock ), 800 g plum tomatoes already in their juice ( I usually buy these ready-made from the supermarket ). Do not use fresh plum tomatoes, the taste will not be the same.
Method: Use a sauce pan to sauté all the ingredients.
Melt the butter, add the chopped onion and garlic, slice the red pepper and add it to the pan. Sweat these ingredients over low heat for a couple of minutes than add the basil leaves, salt, pepper and chilli flakes and mix everything with a wooden spoon.
Add the plum tomatoes and vegetable stock, cover the pan with a lid, bring it to boil once then leave it to simmer over medium heat for about 20-25 minutes.
Once it’s ready, transfer everything into a blender and blend it until you have a thick creamy texture.
If you are familiar with creamy soups you will know that most of the recipes advise you to add cream to the mixture…I never do…I believe it is healthier without and with a spoon of fresh greek yogurt at the end, it’s just right 🙂
Serve with beautiful thick yogurt and fresh warm baguette!
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