Creamy tomato soup

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A low-fat, vegetarian soup that everyone will love - passata and whole milk give a silky smooth finish

PREP 30 mins
COOK 45 mins
DIFFICULTY Easy
SERVES/MAKES Serves 6 adults and 6 kids

Nutrition: per serving (10)

  • kcal180
  • fat6g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre5g
  • protein6g
  • salt1.2g

Ingredients

3 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, chopped
2 celery sticks, chopped
300g carrot, chopped
500g potato, diced
4 bay leaves
5 tbsp tomato purée
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp red or white wine vinegar
4 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
500g passata
3 vegetable stock cubes
400ml whole milk

Method

  1. Put the oil, onions, celery, carrots, potatoes and bay leaves in a big casserole dish, or two saucepans. Fry gently until the onions are softened – about 10-15 mins. Fill the kettle and boil it.

  2. Stir in the tomato purée, sugar, vinegar, chopped tomatoes and passata, then crumble in the stock cubes. Add 1 litre boiling water and bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 15 mins until the potato is tender, then remove the bay leaves. Purée with a stick blender (or ladle into a blender in batches) until very smooth. Season to taste and add a pinch more sugar if it needs it. The soup can now be cooled and chilled for up to 2 days, or frozen for up to 3 months.

  3. To serve, reheat the soup, stirring in the milk – try not to let it boil. Serve in small bowls for the children with cheesy sausage rolls then later in bowls for the adults as Hot Bloody Mary soup (see 'Goes well with' recipes, below).

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