Tomato is a natural antiseptic therefore it help protect against infection. Tomatoes can help to reduce blood cholesterol. A large consumption of tomato can help improve skin texture and color. It is a good blood purifier. Tomatoes which are actually fruit and not a vegetable, are loaded with all kinds of health benefits for the body.
A terrific warming soup for the winter month. This makes a thick and creamy soup. A fresh tomato soup recipe with fresh tomatoes and basil. Its healthy and very tasty too.
Ingredients: (Serves 2)
Onion - 1 medium
Garlic - 1 pod
Tomatoes - 4-5
Tomato paste - 1 tsp (optional)
Fresh basil - 5-6
Salt and pepper - 2 tsp
Extra virgin olive oil - 2 tsp
Chop the onions and fresh tomatoes into small pieces and finely chop the garlic and keep aside.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add garlic together with onion.
When the onion has softened a little then add tomatoes and cook till it becomes soft and then add basil leaves.
Cover the pan with the lid and leave to simmer on low heat for 30 min. Switch off heat.
Once its cool, grind to a smooth paste. Add more water if required, then season it with salt and pepper. Bring to boil and remove.
This taste absolutely yummy!