Friday, January 12, 2007

Vegetarian Spicy Tomato and Pepper Soup Recipe

This is a really quick and easy recipe to make. The soup is delicious and it's also packed full of vitamins and fiber!

Ingredients:
2x 400g (14oz) Tins of chopped tomatoes
Tablespoon of Olive Oil
2 garlic cloves
1 medium onion
2 medium carrots
2 peppers (red, yellow or orange)
600ml (1 pint) vegetable stock
Cayenne Pepper
Fresh basil, salt & black pepper to season

Method:

(1) Chop the carrots, peppers and onions into small pieces
(2) Gently heat the oil in a pot and crush the garlic
(3) Add the onions, peppers and carrots to the pot and stir for 3-4 minutes
(4) Add the two tins of chopped tomatoes
(5) Pour in the vegetable stock
(6) Add a teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
(7) You can also add a handful of red lentils at this stage if you wish to make this a more filling soup
(8) Bring the soup to the boil
(9) Allow to simmer for 20 minutes
(19) Use a hand blender to liquidise the soup
(11) Season with salt and pepper and garnish with fresh basil

Hope you anjoy the soup. It's really warming on a cold winter's day!

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