Jan 29, 2007

Tomato Soup with Chunky Vegetables

Tomato Soup with Chunky Vegetables
Some time back when the price of tomatoes was high, I bought a box of tomato paste and stocked up my pantry. I tried to substitute fresh tomatoes with tomato paste in the Indian curries. It proved to be a bad idea. I turned out to the net seeking ideas to use the paste. Looks like soups are the best. Now I make soup with tomato base very often.



2 tbsp tomato paste
3 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp pepper flakes
1 cup low sodium, fat free vegetable broth, optional
1 tbsp cooked rice or small pasta, your choice of shape, optional
2-3 tbsp of cooked dried beans of your choice
I used white beans
your choice of vegetables for the soup
I used corn, peas, green beans,

Cook the vegetables and the cooked beans in little water or in vegetable broth till tender. In 2 tbsp of water mix the tomato paste throughly and add it to the vegetables, continue to cook, bring it to a boil. In a tsp of oil, roast garlic and pepper flakes and add to the soup. Add the cooked rice or if using pasta, separately cook it, drain and add to the soup.

Tomato Soup
Serve hot with toasty croƻtons on top

11 comments:

Menu Today said...

Hi,
Your soup looks yummy!!!! I use tomato paste to make rasam. Thanks .

padmaja said...

Yummy soup, I use tomato paste in tomato rice and sometimes in biryini also.Also in gravy curries add 1 tsp along with fresh one, it gives nice colour and also flavor to the dish. Give it a try.

Asha said...

I always use canned tomato sauce for most recipes.This one looks great with lot veggies!:))

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey manjula.Good going.I have somewhat similar version in my blog.This looks great.It tastes heavenly na...quite filling too

jacob said...

some day they'll invent a computer with screens of which you can eat. till then i guess i'll just look at your pictures and roll. nice one!

Seema said...

Manju,
Soup Looks Gorgeos lady.

Sia's corner said...

sluurrrrrrrrrp... looks so delicious...
and before i forget, i have tagged u for MEME... :) enjoy hot bowl of soup...

TRS said...

looks great! I don't think I have ever made it with tomato paste before...

RP said...

The soup looks great.
I agree, tomato paste is never same as the fresh tomatoes.

mandira said...

The soup looks fabulous. And with tomato paste, it's quick and easy. Thanks for sharing.

Maheswari said...

That's a yummy delicious warm soup...thanks for sharing..