Tomato & basil soup

Friday - - Leisure -

(serves 1) Chef Amit Choudary, Blooms­bury’s, Abu Dhabi

Prep time: 20 mins

Cook­ing time: 2 hours In­gre­di­ents 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp finely chopped gar­lic 2 tbsp finely chopped onions 3 medium-size toma­toes, roughly chopped 2 tbsp roughly chopped cel­ery 2 tbsp roughly chopped leeks 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil pinch sugar pinch salt Method: 1. Heat oil in pan and sauté gar­lic and onions over very low heat un­til translu­cent. Add toma­toes, sea­son and cook over low heat for 1 hour, stir­ring reg­u­larly, un­til toma­toes are al­most mashed. Add cel­ery and leeks and sim­mer for 1 hour. Sieve through a fine strainer and stir in basil. Check sea­son­ing, add sugar if re­quired and serve hot.

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