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Tomato soup

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Marjorie Matheson, cancer survivor

Photo: ELLICSR Kitchen

This vegetarian soup is puréed and easy to swallow. Fresh tomatoes may help if you have a metallic taste in your mouth. This recipe can easily be doubled, and it freezes well.

1 tbsp olive oil 15 mL
1/2 cup finely diced carrots
125 mL
1/2 cup finely diced celery
125 mL
1–2 cloves garlic, chopped 1–2
1 large onion, finely diced 1
12 plum tomatoes, cut in half 12
3 cups vegetable (or chicken) stock 750 mL
1 bay leaf 1
1/2 tsp dried oregano 2 mL
1/2 tsp dried basil 2 mL

Heat the oil in a large pot. Add the carrots, celery, garlic and onion, and sauté for a few minutes. Add the tomatoes, and cook for 10 minutes. Add the stock, bay leaf, oregano and basil. Bring to a boil, turn heat down and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes until the vegetables are soft. Remove the bay leaf and purée in a blender or with a hand blender.

Makes 4 servings

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Nutrition information
Per serving
Calories 156
Fat 6 grams
Carbohydrates 20 grams
Fibre 4 grams
Protein 7 grams

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