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Sunday, 5 May 2013

Carrot and Tomato Soup - Credit Crunch Munch

This is one of my favourite soups, it's really easy to make and very economical. You can use up all the dodgy carrots at the bottom of your fridge drawer and with a couple of cheap cans of tomatoes, an onion some stock and a little milk, you can have enough soup for 8 people.

Carrot and Tomato Soup (serves 8)

1 tbsp sunflower oil (2p)
1 large onion, peeled and roughly chopped (19p)
Approx 600g carrots, peeled and roughly chopped (40p)
2 cans plum tomatoes chopped or unchopped doesn't matter (31p)
1 litre vegetable stock (2p)
salt and freshly ground pepper
200ml milk optional (15p)

1. Heat the oil in a large pan (I make this in my pressure cooker but it's not essential) add the onion and the carrots and stir them around for a few minutes.
2. Add the two tins of tomatoes and the stock.
3. Season with a tsp salt and a few grinds of pepper, you can adjust later if required.
4. Cook until the carrots are soft, 10 minutes in the pressure cooker, about 20 minutes without.
5. Puree the soup either with a stick blender straight into the pot or using a blender or food processor.
6. Add the milk if using, but the soup is also very good without it.

Total Cost: Ā£1.09

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5 Comments:

At 5 May 2013 at 22:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That looks delicious Janice and similar to a Tomato, Carrot & Dill soup which I learned during a brief stint in catering:-)

 
At 6 May 2013 at 11:26 , Blogger Elizabeth said...

Nothing beats a good wholesome tomato soup :)

 
At 7 May 2013 at 11:51 , Anonymous Steph - Mean Miss Mustard said...

I've never had carrot in my tomato soup but I'm really liking the sound of it!

 
At 18 January 2015 at 13:49 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is amazing! Works well with leftover boiled carrots too, I used the same weight of carrots as the recommend raw weight.

 
At 18 January 2015 at 15:43 , Blogger Janice Pattie said...

Glad you enjoyed it, it is one of my all time favourite recipes.

 

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