Dare I mention the fact that Autumn is upon us? There is a definite chill in the air and the summer crops are coming to an end. Tomatoes, courgettes, runner beans and potatoes are all starting to look a little limp and worse for wear, with that being said, today I am bringing you the most delicious Tomato soup recipe you will ever try! (if I do say so myself) the perfect way to make the most of your summer crops that are clinging on for dear life, so get harvesting your toms and lets get cracking.
Now I know not everyone has the room for growing vegetables or some of you might not even be bothered about growing your own, which is completely fine because thats where ALDI comes in, they have such a vast array of tomatoes, from cherry to beef, piccolo to heritage there is something for everyone and have got your covered for all your tomato needs! I did cheat a little bit and stocked up on ALDI’s cherry tomatoes for this recipe as well as using a few of my own from the garden… I’m not going to lie, my tomato plants were rubbish this year and produced about 4 a month which, as always, has left me hankering after a greenhouse!! Anyway, lets get on to what you’re here for…. the recipe.
YOU WILL NEED:
500g Tomatoes of your choice
1 Can Plum Tomatoes and their juice
1 Red Onion
4 Garlic Cloves
1 Cup Vegetable Stock
2TSP Turmeric Powder
1TSP Dried Basil
1TBSP Cider Vinegar
Seeds & Nuts to Garnish
Salt & Pepper
- Heat a knob of butter in a pan, add chopped onion and garlic and cook until softened.
- Cut tomatoes into halves and add to the pan along with the Turmeric.
- Once the tomatoes have softened, add the tin of plum tomatoes, vegetable stock, dried basil and cider vinegar, bring to the boil, reduce to simmer and cover with a lid for five minutes.
- Turn heat off and blend the mixture until you end up with a creamy texture.
- Season with Salt & Pepper, add fresh basil along with preferred seeds and nuts. I put Pumpkin seeds, roasted hazelnuts, fennel seeds and chia seeds in mine but please adjust to your liking.
There you have it, a great way to use your end of season tomatoes. Serve with a chunk of crusty, buttered bread and enjoy
I’d love to know if you try this recipe! Tag me on instagram with the hashtag #katecooks or @katelouiseblog and don’t forget to check out ALDI’s huge range of fruit and vegetables next time you’re doing your food shop.