Ingredients / Shopping List
500g tomatoes500ml stock25g oil100g onion400g can chopped tomatoes1 clove garlic1 tsp sugar1 tsp paprika1 tsp balsamic vinegarSea saltFreshly ground black pepper
Prep to Cook: Large deep sided pan, mixing bowl, can opener, vegetable knife, chopping board, teaspoon, long handled spoon, measuring jug, handheld stick blender or liquidizer
Prep: Peel and chop the onion finely
Puree soup can be an excellent way to use seasonal produce. During late September in the UK tomatoes are ripening and plentiful. If you are buying the tomatoes look for reduced pack or good value tomatoes. Soup is a good way to eat vegetables to get your 5-a-day.
Cooks Know How: Soup is a pleasure to cook because it is all about maximising flavour and colour. Puree soup is perhaps the easiest and quite magical when the blender smoothes all the ingredients together. The process is vegetable preparation, simmering on the hob and finally blending the mixture. A handheld stick blender is a useful piece of equipment to use when soup making because you can use it in the soup pan rather than transferring hot liquid to a processor or liquidizer.