On a cold winter’s day, there’s nothing better than settling in with a steaming hot bowl of soup. And if that soup is a tomato soup, you’re onto a real winner.

 

Tomatoes are known to increase the proportion of vitamin C in your blood, which lowers your stress levels. They also boost your immune system, which is great news for winter!

 

Here’s a tomato-rich South African winter warmer with a traditional twist – perfect for blasting away your winter chills.

 

INGREDIENTS

3 tbsp olive oil1 onion, chopped1 garlic clove, finely chopped2 hot chillies, chopped1 red pepper, finely chopped1 carrot, grated15ml-30ml (1-2 tbsp) curry powder, depending on your taste1 tin (400g) peeled and chopped tomatoes250ml vegetable stock1 tsp tomato pasteSalt and black pepper, to taste

 

Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the onion for 5 minutes over medium heat until softened. Add the garlic, chillies, red pepper, carrot and curry powder and cook for 2-3 more minutes. Finally add the tomatoes, vegetable stock and tomato paste, and season well.

 

Serves 4

 

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