Simple Homemade Tomato Soup

How does some hearty and healthy tomato soup sound? 

Sounds pretty awesome, so here we are! 

Did you know that a single tomato can provide 40% of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C? 

Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that helps prevent cancer - causing free radicals from damaging our body's systems. 

Tomatoes are also a great source of potassium and iron. Potassium is vital in maintaining nerve health and iron is essential for our blood health. 

Prep Time : 10mins

Cook Time : 50mins

Total Time : 60mins

Serves x 4

Description

Simple Homemade Tomato Soup with carrots, onions, garlic, tomatoes, broth, and bacon for deliciously rich flavor. Extremely easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 4 Slices bacon, cut into pieces 

  • 2 Carrots, chopped

  • Half of a yellow onion, chopped

  • 4 Cloved garlic, minced

  • 1 & 1/2 Tbsp tomato paste

  • 1 Tbsp flour

  • 4 Cups of chicken broth

  • 1/2 Tsp dried thyme

  • 1 Bay leaf

  • 128 Ounces chopped tinned tomatoes

  • Cream (optional - at add at the end as desired)

Nutrition

Calories : 156

Total Carbohydrates : 21.6g

Total Fats : 5.1g

Protein : 8.4g

Dietary Fibre : 3.5g

Sugars : 10.9g

Directions

Fry the bacon in a large soup pot over medium low heat until bacon starts to get crispy and browned, about 5-8 minutes.

Add the carrots, onion, and garlic to the bacon in the pan; sauté for 5-10 minutes until the vegetables are very aromatic and tender.

Add the tomato paste – stir for a few minutes until you can see/smell the tomato paste starting to brown and caramelize. Add the flour and stir for a minute or so.

Pour the tomatoes and their juice into a bowl and crush them with your hands. Add the crushed tomatoes, broth, thyme, and bay leaf to the soup pot. Simmer for 30 minutes. Puree in batches and return to the pot. Add cream if you want. Season with salt. Look at that homemade tomato soup, you champ.

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