One of the things I enjoy most about the cooler winter months is being able to cook lots of delicious soups to warm our bellies. More often than not at this time of year, we have soup on a Sunday night for tea with something simple alongside like a toasted sandwich. Last weekend I tried out a new recipe from ‘Frost Bite’ and it was a winner here. If you like tomato based soups like minestrone, than this one’s for you. Here’s the recipe:
Tomato, Zucchini & Basil Soup
1 onion, peeled and diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 x 400g tin Roma tomatoes, crushed
2 tbsp tomato paste
5 medium-sized courgettes (I used 2 small zucchini instead), sliced
large handful fresh basil, roughly chopped
3 cups vegetable stock
sea salt & pepper
Heat oil in a large saucepan over low heat and add onion and garlic. Cook for a few minutes until the onion is translucent. Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Cover with lid and simmer for 20-25 minutes of until the vegetables are tender. Puree or blend.
I've been cooking up a storm here this week in our kitchen. However most of it has been in the form of baby purees for Sophie which should now last me for many weeks ahead. Grace and I did manage to make a muesli slice though which we've been enjoying the last few days for afternoon tea.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend ahead. It's the Foundation Day long weekend here in Perth. In our household we'll hopefully be resting, relaxing and (fingers crossed) catching up on sleep. Do you have any special plans? I'd love to hear what you'll be up to...