|Posted by Bee & John on June 14, 2010 at 12:39 AM|
While I was in a Tomato mood.... I kept going and made some tomato soup. I followed the recipe mostly (I didn't have any tomato paste so I put in some of the tomato "ketchup" that I had made)
It was nice.... but there was something I felt was missing with the soup. It was tasty, it was nutritious, with the lentil beans, but I think it was more to do with my palate than the soup itself. I was far too used to Heinz variety tomato soup and it just wasn't as tomatoey as I thought it could be.
It might merely have been the fact that the roma tomatoes that I used were just not ripe enough, or the lack of the tomato paste. It might be that I was brought up by parents who were both butchers (in the career sense, not the mass murderer sense) and then went and married one... maybe what I was missing was a bit of meat :-) A touch of bacon wouldn't have gone astray LOL. It might just be that Tomatoes are just not my favourite fruit/veggie :-)
Overall i would recommend the soup as is - just be prepared for it to be a little less red/tomatoey than the can of Heinz you may be used to. Try adding some Basil or some spring onions for a bit extra flavour.
We both had a bowl of the soup and enjoyed it - the left over we are going to use as a base for a chicken pasta dish!
COST: Tomatoes - $1.50, lentils - 30c, Onion - 10c = $1.90 for 1 litre of thick, tasty tomato soup