Chunky Tomato Soup

For some reason my little man has been obsessed with soup recently. To the extent that we had bananas and custard for pudding the other day and he insisted that it was “nana soup”!

So yesterday we took a trip to the shop and gathered all the ingredients for some yummy tomato soup:

Ingredients

1kg tomatoes
4 cloves of garlic
1 large onion
1l veg stock
250ml/1 cup Passata
Fresh basil
Salt and pepper

First boil the kettle and put the tomatoes in a large bowl or pot. Pour the boiling water over the tomatoes to blanche them, this will make removing the skins much easier. Put to one side and leave while you chop up and fry the onions and garlic in a large pot.

Once they are fried, add the veg stock and leave to simmer while you prepare the tomatoes. Lift them one at a time from the hot water. You may find that the skins on some of the tomatoes have already burst in the heat, if not then use the tip of a sharp knife to get it started, then peel off the skins and discard. Roughly chop the tomatoes and add them to the stock.

Pour in the passata, and give it a good stir. Cut up, or rip by hand, about half a dozen fresh basil leaves, add, and season the soup to taste.

Add more fresh basil just before serving, and eat with some crusty fresh bread. Enjoy!

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