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Cold Busting Creamy Tomato Soup For The Whole Family

Cold Busting Creamy Tomato Soup For The Whole Family

The word “viral” is doing the rounds again at this time of year. The kids are back at school and every virus under the sun is being passed from child to child. Hundreds of Euro are being spent on GP visits with the result being “it's viral, just let it run it's course”. 
Every second child is sniffling, coughing and complaining of a sore throat. Sleep is being disturbed and many of us are having to take time off work to look after our sick little ones. 
I really believe that food plays a part in all of this. When my son starts to feel unwell I try to pump as many vegetables in to him as possible. In particular I find that tomatoes, garlic and onion help fight colds in this house. It was a bit of advice passed on to me many years ago and I've found it to be a God send since then. 
This easy peasy tomato soup recipe is a favourite for adults and children. It's smooth consistency and rich flavour makes it the perfect winter warmer. It is beautiful served with brown bread. You can also ad pasta to it to make it more substantial as a dinner. 
 
The best thing is it is a one pot wonder and takes less than five minutes to prepare. 
You Will Need 
  • 2 Tins Of Chopped Tomatoes (I get the ones with herbs from Aldi. Cheap as chips)
  • 1 Large Onion 
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 Bag of frozen peppers (available in all supermarkets now. SO handy)
  • 1 Tin Of Chickpeas (full of protein, makes it more filling and makes the soup thick)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste. 
  • 1 Chicken Or Vegetable Stock Cube 
  • 50 ml boiling water 
  • teaspoon of sugar (balances out the sourness of chopped tomatoes)
Method
  • Chop the onion and garlic and lightly fry on a low heat. 
  • Add the bag of frozen peppers and sauté for a few minutes 
  • Add tins of chopped tomatoes, sugar stock (dissolve in the 50ml water)
  • Add drained tin of chickpeas and reduce heat
  • Simmer for 20 minutes
  • Add salt/pepper to taste and blitz until creamy consistency.