Hearty Tomato Soup
Updated: May 4
After some rainy days the Sun came out! Thus in order to prevent any nasty sickness and to not miss these beautiful days ahead.... let's make this beautiful and full of vitamins TOMATO SOUP.
1 Onion finely sliced
3 Diced tomatoes
140 gr tomato paste
1 salt reduced Vegetable stock
3 celery sticks, sliced
1 tsp of fresh grated ginger
1/2 cup red lentils
Shaved or grated Parmesan Cheese
Chopped fresh basil
1 cup Croutons (optional)
Fry stirring with some olive oil in a pan the onion, tomatoes and celery until medium soft. Then add the tomato paste, pepper, and fresh ginger and stir again. Add minimum 2 1/2 cups of hot water (it depends on your pan) with the veggie stock, stir and correct salt. Add lentils and bring soup to boil, turn then heat to minimum and leave to cook on a slow heat for 45 min. If necessary add water and correct salt. Before serve sprinkle some shaved or grated parmesan in each dish, with fresh chopped basil and if you like some croutons.
Tomatoes are a rich source of vitamins A and C and folic acid. Tomatoes contain a wide array of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants, including alpha-lipoic acid, lycopene, choline, folic acid, beta-carotene and lutein. Which means having a high intake of fuits and veggies everyday, including tomato, decrease the risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
Plus, if you're looking to get pregnant that's one of the recipes for you and your partner, plenty of Vitamin A, C and folic acid.
Have a nice & healthy weekend! Enjoy life, love and laugh!