Easy Christmas Carrot and Tomato soup

Christmas has arrived! And the one thing on everybody’s mind is…the mind boggling food that they will be consuming. As a university student, you may be under the impression that you will have to wait for these heavenly delights until you get home. That is not so! Follow my simple recipes and you can have a great homely meal without the help of the mother’s skills.

Its a wintery time, and everybody is trying to cut back on the naughty treats in order to look absolutely amazing on for the Christmas and New Year parties, but with this recipe you can stay healthy AND enjoy a good meal! Not only does it taste great and make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, its also really healthy!

Carrot and Tomato soup

You will need:

Ciabatta Bread

Olive Oil

1 onion, sliced

6 tomatoes sliced in the middle

A hand full of carrots peeled and cut

Garlic paste

Oregano

Salt and Pepper

Vegetable Stock

Bay Leaves

And some Single Cream

 

Firstly preheat the oven to 400°F. Mix together Olive oil, Oregano, Salt and Pepper, if you like your food spicy you can also add in chilli flakes. Layer all your vegetables onto a baking tray and drizzle with the oil that you have previously made.

Place into the oven and let the vegetables roast until they feel tender and have browned slightly on top. The aroma of these alone will have your mouth drooling!

Once the vegetables have roasted and are nice and tender, peel the skin of the tomatoes and place into a saucepan, add in your vegetable stock and let it cook for ten minutes.

Transfer this mix to the blender and blend the mix together. Once blended add a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper and a pinch of oregano.

Relocate back to the saucepan and mix it all together, add in some single cream, and serve up with a bay leaf on top.

To accompany this beautiful soup, you will require Ciabatta bread, pat these with olive oil and a little bit garlic paste, to give it a rustic taste, pop into the oven and here you have a wonderful, home cooked meal that will leave you begging for seconds. You’ll even be able to go home and surprise your mum with your culinary skills. Now you have something to rustle up in less than an hour, without the help of anybody but yourself. This lovely homemade soup will leave you satisfied and you won’t feel bad at how much of it you guzzle down because after all, it’s a lot healthier than the classic university meal of kebab and chips.

Have yourself your own home-made soup before you go home for Christmas this year, fighting off the wintery cold with this belly warming item.

By Meha Patel