Red, red, delicious and provoking red. What's better than a delicious red tomato soup? So easy to make, full of vitamins, healthy and filling, and above all: dellliiicciouss!
Not much to add to introduce you to one of the easiest soup recipes I've ever made (except chicken-ginger soup). All you need are some tomatoes, tomato paste for that extra rich texture, some herbs and sour cream. If you want you can add some Mozzarella or Parmesan cheese, I prefer Mozzarella, and some fresh basil leaves to decorate. Lovely!
Ingredients: (4 servings)
- 5 or 6 big red tomatoes (around 1 kg - 2 lbs)
- 8 - 10 Tbsp Tomato paste
- 1 leek (chopped)
- 1/2 red Paprika (diced)
- 1 Tbsp Olive oil
- 4 - 6 tsp sour cream
- 1 ball Mozzarella cheese (diced)
- Salt, pepper, garlic for seasoning
- Your preferred herbs: Parsley, Cilantro (or Coriander leaves), Oregano and/or Basil (I used all!)
- 1/2 to 1 lt. water
Cut the tomatoes in quarters (cut in halves and then again in halves). Cut the paprika in dices.
Remove from the heat. Add the chopped herbs. At this point you can decide to serve it as it is (with some bigger pieces of tomato and paprika) or you can make a smooth cream using your blender, but please be careful with hot liquids! (better if you have a Stab-mixer, if not, blend by portions and never forget to cover your normal blender!)