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Tomato and Carrot Soup with a Twist

Tomato and Carrot Soup with a Twist

You may have already tried this dish but for those who haven’t, this may be one of the best you can serve for special occasion. This soup is not only good for appetizing but is also good for your health. Per serving can give you only calories of 160 K calories, fiber of 2 grams, fat of 16 grams, saturated fat of 5 grams and carbohydrates of 4 grams. The twist with this recipe is that you have to roast the ingredients in an oven before making it into a soup. Here’s how you can do it.

What you’ll need:

6 pieces tomatoes

4 pieces carrots

1 red onion

1 Tablespoon dried oregano

3 tablespoon Olive oil

1.5 liter vegetable stock

Salt and pepper to taste

Cream

Oven and an oven dish

How to do:

  1. Preheat the oven into 200⁰ Celcius. While doing so, slice the tomatoes into four equal parts and remove the center (as a healthy tip, never to include the part of the tomato where the branch is attached t the fruit since it is said to contain toxins which are not good to the body).Peel and dice the carrots and coarsely chop the red onion. Arrange the ingredients in an oven dish. Sprinkle with olive oil, oregano, salt and freshly ground pepper.
  2. Roast all the vegetables in the oven for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, you can start heating the vegetable stock to boil.
  3. When roasting is done, you can add the roasted vegetables to the broth and boil for another ten minutes.
  4. Puree into a smoothly textured soup by using a hand blender or a food processor. Serve while hot with cream and freshly ground pepper to taste.

tomato soupYou can either blend the whole soup mixture or place the roasted vegetables into a food processor before adding it to the vegetable stock. Just make sure that all the roasted stuffs are added to the vegetable to be able to have a full taste of the soup. The size of the tomatoes and carrots can actually depend on you but average size would do. If you wish to make it more flavorful, you can still add additional spices or add more tomatoes and carrots.

To make the soup healthier, you can add low fat cream to reduce the average fat you can acquire. Roasting the vegetables instead sautéing them reduce your tendency consuming unhealthy oils in your diet. at the same time, roasting allows the vegetables to have the distinct roasted flavor that when added to the soup, makes it more flavorful and delicious. The oregano leaves are not only used as flavoring but are also considered medicinal that can be used to treat cough illness.

With all things said, you can now serve this as an appetizer together with a roasted beef or chicken or any meat as your main course or perhaps any dish you like for main course. Enjoy this recipe which is already good for 4 people. You can just increase for and can be efficient and cheap for big gathering like reunions, parties or other special occasion among families. Keep yourself healthy and enjoy eating!

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