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Rich tomato and thyme soup

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Perfect for blowing the cobwebs away, this warming soup features plum tomatoes, carrot and thyme. Finish by stirring through crème fraîche and serve with plenty of crusty bread.

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Ingredients

  • onion 1, roughly chopped
  • garlic 2 cloves, crushed
  • carrot 1, diced
  • olive oil
  • thyme leaves from 2 sprigs
  • chicken or vegetable stock 750ml
  • plum tomatoes 2 × 400g tins
  • tomato purée 1 tbsp
  • half-fat crème fraîche ½ 200g tub

Method

  • Step 1

    Cook the onion, garlic and carrot in 1 tbsp oil until softened, about 5 minutes.

    Add the thyme, stock, tomatoes and tomato purée, and simmer for 15 minutes until slightly thickened.

    Pour into a liquidiser and blend until smooth. Stir in the crème fraîche and serve.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 170
  • Carbs 13.7g
  • Protein 10.9g
  • Fat 8.4g
  • Salt 1.21g
  • Saturates 2.8g
  • Fibre 3g
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