Mains

Creamy tomato soup

Want to sneak more vegies into your day? We have the perfect soup for you.

Canned soups are brimming with sodium, but not our delicious creamy tomato soup. This recipe contains just 125mg and is great for batch cooking. Don’t forget to mix up the flavours with your own toppers, too!

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Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 10 mins

SERVES 6 (as a light meal)

PER SERVE 731kJ, protein 8g, total fat 7g (sat. fat 4g), carbs 18g, fibre 4g, sodium 319mg • Carb exchanges 1 • GI estimate medium • Lower carb

Ingredients

1kg tomatoes, core removed, quartered, seeds removed (see Cook’s tip)

1½ cups coarsely chopped red capsicum

250ml (1 cup) salt-reduced vegetable stock or gluten free stock

½ red onion, chopped

¼ cup snipped basil

2 Tbsp light thickened cream

1 Tbsp honey

4 slices wholemeal bread

4 slices tasty cheese 

Method

  1. Put the tomatoes, capsicum, stock, onion and basil in a large food processor (or do in batches in a blender). Cover and process until smooth.
  2. Transfer soup to a large saucepan. Cook, stirring, over medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until warmed through. Stir in the cream and honey.
  3. Meanwhile, put 2 slices of cheese between 2 slices of bread. Repeat with the remaining bread and cheese. Cook in a sandwich press or under a grill until toasted and cheese melts. Cut into small squares.
  4. Serve the soup with the toasted cheese squares.

Cook’s tip

If fresh tomatoes aren’t available, you can substitute 2 x 400g cans no added salt chopped tomatoes.

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