Pure vegetable soup: delicious and healthy

As the weather cools down, more and more people want to treat themselves to hot but simple meals. The soup is perfect for this – tasty and fragrant, revealing the best flavors. Warm up the house by trying our original pureed soup recipe.

Tomato soup and fried peppers

You will need: 8 tomatoes, 3 red peppers, a handful of fresh basil, 5 bay leaves, 4 cloves of garlic, 125 ml of water, 3 teaspoons of lemon juice, 3 teaspoons of tomato paste, olive oil, a pinch of pepper. and salt.

Cut the peppers and tomatoes into slices, put them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper, sprinkle with olive oil, salt, pepper, basil and bake in an oven heated to 200 ° C for 30 minutes. Put the cooked vegetables in the container where the soup will be rubbed. Add water and lemon juice, boil and mash until smooth,” Aidas Polenin, food production expert at Maximos, shared the recipe.

According to him, the demand for tomatoes remains the same every year, but there are varieties that buyers prefer more than others. “The most popular tomato among customers is the red tomato with twigs – more than 2.1 million tomatoes have been sold this year. kilograms. We notice that the choice of organic tomatoes is growing steadily – this year the sales are huge by more than five times compared to last year,” said A. Polenin.

Carrot and red lentil soup

You need: 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 onion, 1 teaspoon of grated ginger, a pinch of curry powder, 4 coarsely chopped carrots, 4 glasses of vegetable broth, ¾ glass of red lentils, a pinch of salt and pepper.

After heating the oil in a pan, fry the onion for about 5 minutes. Add curry powder and ginger and fry for another 30 seconds. Add carrots, pour broth, season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 15 minutes or until the carrots are tender. Puree the soup in a blender,” explained the expert.

He also said that the most popular among customers are washed Lithuanian carrots, of which Maximos customers buy more than 3.5 million a year. kilograms. Organic carrots are also rapidly gaining popularity – demand in 2018 increased almost 3 times compared to sales in 2017.

Carrot and ginger soup

You will need: 1 teaspoon of rapeseed oil, 1 onion, 2 teaspoons of grated ginger, 2 cloves of garlic, ½ teaspoon of chopped nutmeg, 850 ml of stock (purchased or prepared in advance), 500 g of carrots, 400 g. white beans (canned with liquid).

For decoration: 4 teaspoons of chopped almonds and a pinch of chopped nutmeg.

“Heat oil in a large pan, add chopped onion, ginger, garlic and fry everything for about 5 minutes or until soft. Stir in the nutmeg and cook for another 1 minute. Pour the broth, add the chopped carrots, white beans with the liquid, then cover with a lid and cook for about 20-25 minutes or until the carrots are soft. Take a third of the resulting soup mixture into a separate container, and grind the rest with a food processor. Then put everything back in the pan and heat until it boils. Serve the soup with chopped ginger and nutmeg. It’s delicious!”, said A. Polenin.

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