Tomato and Orange Soup

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 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 chicken stock
pinch of salt 
1/2 orange, juice and grated rind
2 teaspoons sugar
150ml dairy-free cream
40g dairy-free margarine
40g gluten-free plain flour
small pinch of xanthan gum

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.

Liquidise then return to the pan.

Ina bowl, sift together the gluten-free flour and xanthan gum, then add to the pan along with the dairy-free margarine.

Bring back to the boil, continually whisking, and beat until smooth and thickened.

Add the dairy-free cream, 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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