Tomato and Orange Soup

gluten-free dairy-free

This gluten-free & dairy-free soup combines tomatoes with fresh orange, is easy to prepare and the results are delicious

Serves: 8


2 x 400g (14oz) tins of tomatoes
1 onion, peeled and sliced
2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
2 bay leaves
1 thin strip of lemon rind
8 peppercorns
1 litre (2 pints) chicken stock
pinch of salt 
1/2 orange, juice and grated rind
2 x 5ml spoons (2 teaspoons) sugar
150ml (1/4 pint) dairy-free cream
40g (1 1/2 oz) dairy-free spread
40g (1 1/2 oz) gluten-free flour
small pinch of xanthan gum

What to do:
  1. In a large, heavy-based pan place the tomatoes, onion, carrots, bay leaves, lemon rind, peppercorns, chicken stock, salt, orange juice and sugar. Stir and bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 35 minutes.
  2. Liquidise then return to the pan.
  3. In a bowl sift the gluten-free flour with the xanthan gum then add to the pan along with the dairy-free spread. 
  4. Bring back to the boil, continually whisking with a hand held whisk, beating until smooth and thickened.
  5. Add the dairy-free cream alternative, stir well and serve with crusty gluten-free bread or croutons!
Top Tip: This soup is just as delicious cold and is very refreshing!

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