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Simon Wood's Tomato and Root Vegetable Soup

Although you can buy soups very cheaply nowadays, I don't think you can buy one that tastes as good as a homemade version.  This soup is full of root vegetables, vegetables that you can buy in autumn and winter time, so things like swede, parsnips, carrots etc.  Feel free to change some of the vegetables listed below to whatever you have in your cupboards.

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2 spoons of green pesto
1 clove of garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
1 big spoon of tomato puree
½ swede, peeled and diced (optional)
½ tin of chopped tomatoes
1 carrot, sliced
1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
a few knobs of butter
2 sticks of celery, peeled and finely sliced
½ onion, peeled and finely sliced
1 leek, finely sliced
500ml vegetable stock


Nutritional information is not available for this recipe.


For: 2
Vegetarian: Yes
Vegan: No
Time to prepare: 20 minutes


Heat the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat, then when melted, add the onion and leeks.  Fry until they soften.


Add the carrots, sweet potato, garlic, swede, chopped tomatoes and tomato puree.  Mix together and fry for a couple of minutes.


Add the vegetable stock until it just covers the vegetables.  Stir, then simmer for 10 minutes, until the vegetables are soft and cooked.


Blend the vegetables and stock in a liquidizer or hand blender until smooth.  Add a drop of green pesto on top and eat.

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