Creamy tomato soup with hidden veggies

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Tomato soup - bonfire night recipes - creamy tomato soup - vegan recipes

Bonfire night and cold winter evenings, call for a warming bowl of creamy tomato soup. Make this nourishing tomato soup and serve with crusty bread or a grilled cheese sandwich. Adults and kids alike will love this vitamin packed soup that owes its creamy texture to a combination of sweet potatoes and carrots. It also makes a wonderful pasta sauce and it’s totally vegan and gluten free!

Summary

Prep: 15 minutes
Cooking: 40-45 minutes
Ages: Little kids to Teens
Difficulty: Easy Peasy
Makes: 8 bowls

Tomato soup - bonfire night recipes - creamy tomato soup - vegan recipes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 pints of vegetable broth
  • 12 basil leaves, finely chopped

Method

  1. In a large pot saute onions and garlic for 5 minutes, or until soft.
  2. Add carrots, sweet potatoes and diced tomatoes and saute for a further three minutes.
  3. Add the vegetable broth and simmer covered for 35 minutes.
  4. Turn the heat off, add the basil leaves, and using an immersion blender blend the soup until everything is well combined.

 

Our step-by-step guide:

 

 

 

Saute your onions and garlic in a large pan for 5 minutes.

 

Tomato soup - bonfire night recipes - creamy tomato soup - vegan recipes

 

Add the sweet potatoes, carrots, and tomatoes (both canned and fresh)

 

Tomato soup - bonfire night recipes - creamy tomato soup - vegan recipes

 

Add your broth and bring to a gentle simmer.

 

Tomato soup - bonfire night recipes - creamy tomato soup - vegan recipes

 

Put the lid on the pan. Simmer for 35 minutes.

 

Tomato soup - bonfire night recipes - creamy tomato soup - vegan recipes

Add your basil and your salt and pepper and blend to a smooth consistency using an immersion blender or your food processor (in batches).

Tomato soup - bonfire night recipes - creamy tomato soup - vegan recipes

Enjoy with grilled cheese or even as a sauce for pasta!

 

Tomato soup - bonfire night recipes - creamy tomato soup - vegan recipes

 

For more ideas for bonfire night or cold winter evenings take a look at our Bonfire night smores for a great party dessert.