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Basil and Tomato Soup

Tomato soup is a classic – and this version is guaranteed to get you in the mood for summer with its Mediterranean flavours. Our Knorr Vegetable Stock Pot enhances the fresh sweet flavours of the basil, while the creamy mascarpone cheese balances the acidity of the tomatoes beautifully.
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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery sticks chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 400 ml water
  • 1 vegetable stock pot
  • 400 grams tinned plum tomatoes
  • 3 large ripe tomatoes chopped
  • 20 grams basil (save some leaves to garnish)
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 60 grams mascarpone (or a similar vegetarian alternative)

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Amount per serving

Protein (g)

4.1g

Energy (kJ)

855kJ

Energy (kcal)

206kcal

Carbohydrate incl. fibre (g)

16.9g

Carbohydrate excl. fibre (g)

12.6g

Sugar (g)

9.4g

Fibre (g)

4.3g

Fat (g)

14.6g

Saturated fat (g)

5.7g

Unsaturated fat (g)

6.0g

Monounsaturated fat (g)

5.0g

Polyunsaturated fat (g)

0.9g

Trans fat (g)

0.0g

Cholesterol (mg)

0mg

Sodium (mg)

612mg

Salt (g)

1.53g

Vitamin A (IU)

6507IU

Vitamin C (mg)

31.6mg

Calcium (mg)

78mg

Iron (mg)

1.66mg

Potassium (mg)

684mg

Total

16.3g

3419kJ

822kcal

67.7g

50.6g

37.6g

17.1g

58.3g

22.9g

23.8g

20.1g

3.7g

0.0g

0mg

2447mg

6.11g

26026IU

126.2mg

314mg

6.62mg

2734mg


  • 1 Heat the oil in a large pan, add the carrots, celery, onion and garlic and cook on a low heat for 5 minutes or until the vegetables have started to soften.
  • 2 Add the water, Knorr Vegetable Stock Pot, tinned and fresh tomatoes and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • 3 Add the basil, taste, and add pepper if needed.
  • 4 Blend until smooth, serve into bowls with a spoonful of mascarpone and some of the saved basil leaves.