CREAMY TOMATO SOUP

Diabetic Living - - WINTER FAVOURITES -

PREP TIME: 15 MINS

COOK TIME: 10 MINS

SERVES 6 (AS A LIGHT MEAL)

1kg toma­toes, core re­moved, quar­tered, seeds re­moved (see Cook’s Tip)

11/2 cups coarsely chopped

red capsicum

250ml (1 cup) salt-re­duced or

gluten-free veg­etable stock 1/2 red onion, chopped

1/4 cup chopped basil

2 Tbsp light thick­ened cream 1 Tbsp honey

4 slices whole­meal bread 4 slices tasty cheese

1 Put toma­toes, capsicum, stock, onion and basil in food pro­ces­sor (or do in batches in a blender). Cover and process un­til smooth.

2 Trans­fer soup to large saucepan. Cook, stir­ring, over medium heat for 5-10 min­utes or un­til warmed through. Stir in cream and honey.

3 Mean­while, put 2 slices of cheese be­tween 2 slices of bread. Re­peat with re­main­ing bread and cheese. Cook in sand­wich press or un­der grill un­til toasted and cheese melts. Cut into small squares.

4 Serve soup with cheese squares.

COOK’S TIP

If fresh toma­toes aren’t avail­able, you can sub­sti­tute 2 x 400g cans no-added-salt chopped toma­toes.

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