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Tomato Soup

As a Greenpeace volunteer, I arranged for us to have our meeting on Yacht Boaz. One of the volunteers brought an amazing tomato soup for us to share and on a cold, grey day, it warmed us from the inside out in the most magical way.
Photo credit goes to Dennis Klein from Unsplash.com.

Serves 3 – 4

Ingredients 
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 large onions chopped
2 cloves of garlic crushed and chopped
1 stick celery
4 fresh tomatoes chopped
2 400g tins of tomatoes
2 carrots chopped
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 litre Ina Paarman vegan chicken stock
Salt and pepper to taste
Basil
Nutritional Yeast

Method
Heat the oil in a large pot. Add the onion and garlic and fry till translucent.

Add the celery, fresh tomato, carrots and fry for 5 minutes longer while taking care not to burn the onion.

Add the tinned tomatoes, stock, sugar, salt and pepper.

Simmer for 15 minutes and then blend, either with a stick blender or food
processor.

Garnish with nutritional yeast and basil leaves.

Serve with your favourite bread or croutons.

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