Tomato Veg Soup

This soup is something I came up with when I just really fancied a bit of a spicy soup when I was full of a cold. I make this in the soup maker but It can be done in a pan with a hand blender too.

Ingredients

  • Tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper (either pre roasted or fresh)
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 medium potato
  • 2 vegetable stock cubes (chicken if you prefer)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic (or 1 clove chopped)
  • Chilli flakes (as much as you can handle)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian herbs
  • Boiling water
  • salt and pepper

 

Method

  • Peel and chop potato and carrot and add to soup maker or pan
  • Chop red pepper and onion and add to soup maker or pan with the of chopped tomato
  • Add boiled water to just above the ingredients or to the minimum fill line in the soup maker
  • Add stock cubes, garlic, Italian herbs, salt and pepper
  • Give it a good stir.
  • If using soup maker chose “smooth” option and set to start. If using the pan bring to the boil and simmer until the vegetables are ready to blend, then blend to a smooth consistency.

You can add some double cream when serving to have a creamier taste or to turn down the heat if there is too much chilli in it. I do find that having chilli flakes blended in it makes it quite hot. A little bit goes a long way. Fresh coriander added after blending can also add a nice taste.

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