Carrot and tomato soup

Warming carrot & tomato soup

This super-colourful winter warmer will brighten up your day

By , 13 November 2016
Warming carrot & tomato soup
  • Ready in: 40 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Price: £0.34 per serving

Just toss chunks of old bread in a little oil and bake on a tray for super easy croutons!

Nutritional Info
Each 377g serving contains
  • Energy 883KJ 211KCAL
    11%
  • Fat low
    10.2g
    15%
  • Saturates low
    3.4g
    17%
  • Sugars low
    12.1g
    13%
  • Salt low
    1.13g
    19%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 234kJ/56kcal.
Ingredients
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 450g carrots, finely sliced
  • 1 medium-sized potato, peeled and diced
  • 250ml passata
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 level tsp sugar
  • 100g reduced-fat crème fraîche
  • Chopped parsley and croutons (optional), to serve
Method
  • In a large pan, cook the onion in the oil over a low heat for 5 mins, until it starts to soften. Add the carrots and potato and stir to coat them in the oil.

  • Add the passata, stock cube, bay leaf, sugar and 700ml water. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 25 mins or until the veg is tender.

  • Discard the bay leaf and purée the soup with a handheld blender. Season to taste, then serve the soup in bowls with a swirl of crème fraîche, topped with parsley and croutons, if using.