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Chilled Tomato Soup
Contributed By: Admin

Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: Nil
Serves 4

The DVD edition of
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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Ingredients
1 kg rich, ripe, red tomatoes, cored
2 medium cucumbers
1 small onion
1 medium red capsicum
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cup beef stock
Few sprigs thyme
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Freshly ground pepper
 
This richly flavored soup is a delightful summer starter. Make sure you use rich, red, ripe tomatoes, sometimes sold as cooking tomatoes.
 

Method:

1.  Skin tomatoes by covering with boiling water for 1 minute then plunging them into iced water. Dice finely.

 

2.  Cut cucumbers lengthwise and remove seeds. Dice flesh finely. Dice onion and capsicum finely (some food processors do this well). Combine with tomatoes, garlic, beef stock and thyme. Leave to stand for at least 2 hours for flavors to blend. Remove thyme.

3.  Add parsley and lemon juice just before serving. Add freshly ground pepper to taste. Float an ice-cube on top of soup in each bowl.

Nutritional information per serve:
Protein 5 g; no fat; carbohydrate 12 g; very good dietary fibre 5 g; 275 kJ (65 Cals)

Other features: An excellent source of vitamin C, a very good source of potassium and a good source of vitamin A and niacin. Also provides riboflavin and iron. Low sodium (45 mg)
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