Carrot and tomato soup

This new year, my husband and I decided to eat healthier. Most weekday evenings, our dinner is usually a soup and a salad. He’s very fond of tomato soup and he would drink a lot of the readymade cup soups available in supermarkets. However, I’m wary of packaged foods for a lot of reasons, mostly because of the hidden sugar content. So I decided to try and make fresh soup instead. I’ve also tried to make the tomato soup healthier by adding other vegetables to it. This soup is easy to make, healthy – one cup equals at least two portions of vegetables in a day. And you would usually find these vegetables in your fridge.

Coincidentally, I had made this soup for one of my closest friends when she was in the hospital after she’d had her baby. She had enjoyed it and had asked me for a recipe later. I didn’t have one for her then because when I usually cook, I cook from approximations. Now I can just send this to her. Here’s the recipe:

Prep time: 10 minutes. Cook time: 1 hour

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

1. Carrots – 2

2. Tomatoes – 2 medium ones

3. Celery stalks – 2

4. Sweet potato – 1/2

5. Garlic – 3 cloves

6. Salt – 1 teaspoon

7. Peppercorn – 1/4 teaspoon

8. Bayleaf – 1

9. Water – 3.5 cups

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Instructions:

1. Chop the vegetables in cubes.

2. Combine in a pot, add water, salt, pepper and bayleaf. Simmer with lid on for an hour.

3. Remove the bayleaf and blend.

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Serve hot with nice crusty bread!

You could garnish the soup with some butter / cream.

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The sweet potato could be substituted with regular potato. In the past, I have also added half of a medium sized onion, to the recipe.

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