Tomato and Basil Soup

    Tomato and Basil Soup


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    This home made tomato soup has tomatoes, carrots, onion, stock, butter, milk, basil, celery salt, garlic and black pepper. Lovely way to use up extra tomatoes.

    Serves: 4 

    • 7 cups tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
    • 1 cup carrots, finely diced
    • 3/4 cup onion, finely diced
    • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
    • 1 tablespoon white sugar
    • 2 teaspoons sea salt
    • 60g butter
    • 1/4 cup plain flour
    • 1 cup reduced fat milk
    • 2 teaspoons dried basil
    • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:2hours 

    1. Bring the tomatoes, carrots and onion to a boil over medium-high heat in a stockpot then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in the chicken broth, sugar and salt.
    2. Melt the butter over medium-low heat in a small saucepan. Whisk in the flour, stirring until thick. Slowly whisk in the milk until smooth. Cook and stir, whisking constantly until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir milk mixture in to the stock pot. Season with basil, celery salt, black pepper and garlic powder. Continue to simmer the soup on low to reduce and thicken, about 1 hour.

    For a smoother soup

    A food processor can be used to finely chop the carrots and onion. A stick blender can be used for a smooth texture.

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