Spicy tomato soup

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1 onion

1 carrot

1 potato

1 x can chopped tomatoes (400g)

500ml water

1 stock cube

1/2 x 5ml spoon dried chilli flakes

1 x 15ml spoon tomato puree


Chopping board, knife, vegetable peeler, saucepan, can opener, measuring spoons, wooden spoon, liquidiser/blender, ladle.


1. Prepare the vegetables:

    • peel and slice the onion;
    • top and tail, peel and slice the carrot;
    • peel and cut the potato into 8.

2. Put all the ingredients into a saucepan.

3. Stir everything together, bring to the boil and then simmer for 20 minutes.

4. Ladle the mixture into the liquidiser and blend until smooth.

Top tips:

  • Place a cloth over the liquidiser to prevent any soup from splashing out.
  • Use a range of different vegetables, e.g. leeks, peppers, mushrooms.
  • Serve with wholegrain bread.
  • Use different herbs and spices, e.g. basil, mixed herbs, paprika.


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Food skills:

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Cut, Chop, Slice, Dice & Trim
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Mix, Stir & Combine
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Melt, simmer and boil
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Blitz, puree and blend

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