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It's also a great soup for using up whatever is in the fridge, this version uses tomato, courgette and carrot but you could throw pretty much anything in there with the tomatoes. I often just make it as a simple roast tomato soup too and it is delish.
Roast Med Veg Soup
1 litre of chicken or veg stock
1 red onion
2 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp. of tomato paste
A splosh of balsamic vinegar
100g tiny soup pasta
2 tsp brown sugar
- Start by chopping the tomatoes into quarters and the courgette (or any other veg you are using) into chunks about 3 cm cubed. Chuck all the veg into a roasting tin and splosh over some olive oil and the balsamic vinegar. Season with a sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper. Roast for about 20 minutes until the veg is soft.
- Blitz the veg in a blender and put to one side
- Fry the chopped onion, garlic and carrot in a tablespoon of oil in a large saucepan
- When the onion is soft add the stock, the blended roast veg mix, the tomato paste and the sugar.
- Gently bubble the soup for 15-20 minutes until the carrot is nice and soft.
- Blitz the soup in a blender and return to the pan.
- Add the pasta and cook for the length of time that the pasta packet instructs you. I leave it for about 10 minutes. You may need to add a bit more water at this stage if the soup is getting very thick as the pasta absorbs some of the water.