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Tomato Soup
Contributed By: Admin

Preparation time: 25 mins
Total cooking time: 20 mins
Serves 4-6


1 kg tomatoes
1 tbsp oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tbsp tomato paste
4 cups chicken stock
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 tsp sugar




1.  Mark a small cross in the base of each tomato. Place tomatoes in boiling water for 1-2 mins, then plunge into cold water. Peel skin of each tomato downwards away from the cross. Chop flesh. Heat oil in a medium pan, add the onion and garlic. Cook 5 mins, or until onion is tender.

2.   Add tomato and tomato paste; simmer, covered, for 10 mins.

3.   Add stock, salt and pepper, and sugar. Simmer, covered, for another 5 mins.

4.   In a food processor or blender, process the soup in batches until mixture is smooth. Return soup to pan and heat through. Serve garnished with a sprig of fresh chervil, if desired. 

Note:- To make Cream of Tomato Soup, add 1/2 cup of cream to soup in pan and heat gently over low heat-do not boil.


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