creamy roasted tomato soup
This soup is so easy to make and a real family favourite in the Autumn when the days get colder. It’s my daughter’s favourite soup and a great way to add veggies into a reluctant vegetable eater’s diet. It’s creamy from the butterbeans so is dairy free, as well as including protein to keep you feeling fuller for longer. I always have homemade chicken stock in the fridge or freezer - see tip below. However if you don’t want to make your own, but still want good quality then I really like Osius The Bone Broth Company, which you can get from Abel and Cole or The Borough Broth Company bone broth which you can buy from Coombe Farm.
2 red onions
10 large tomatoes
2 red peppers
3 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
2 tablespoons olive oil
400g butter beans
500ml chicken stock
Preheat the oven to 180°C
Peel the red onions and cut into wedges.
Cut the tomatoes in half.
De-seed the red peppers and cut into thick slices.
Take the skin off the garlic cloves
Place the onion, tomatoes, garlic and peppers into a large baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and the cumin seeds.
Place the baking tray into the hot oven for 30/40 minutes until the tomatoes are roasted, but not brown.
Remove the tray and allow it to cool slightly.
Add the mix to a blender with the stock and butterbeans and blend until smooth.
When smooth pour into a saucepan and heat up.
The Health Boost Tip
We make the stock from chicken carcass and chicken wings that are simmered for about 12 hours. It’s all the rage now and has taken a new name of ‘bone broth’, but in fact it’s just plain old stock just like your grandmother or great-grandmother used to make. The benefits of ‘bone broth’ or stock are plentiful. The bones release lots of minerals to support the immune system, and collagen for building strong nails and hair, and more importantly for us mums the collagen helps keep the skin firm and keep wrinkles at bay! If your child is prone to allergies it’s advised to eat lots of bone broth which you can add to soups, stews and casseroles to help heal the gut.
Tomatoes are a real superfood – rich in antioxidants such as lycopene, vitamin C, beta-carotene and the mineral manganese as well as being great for heart and bone health.