Comfort Tomato Soup

The quintessential comfort food: the warm familiar flavour of toasted oats complimenting tangy tomatoes, and the whole thing comes together in minutes.

The health benefits of this soup are incredible: healthy heart, boosts metabolism, improves digestion, and promotes healthy skin.

What you’ll need:

1 cup rolled oats (not instant)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup chopped red onion

3 large garlic cloves, chopped

1 teaspoon seeded and minced fresh chili

1 pound ripe tomatoes, cored and chopped, or

1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes with their juice

4 cups low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

How you make it:

  1. In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, toast the oats over medium heat, stirring frequently, until they are lightly browned and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Transfer the oats to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Return the pan to medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 8 minutes.  Stir in the garlic and chili and cook for 1 minute more. Add the oats and stir to coat them with oil.  Add the tomatoes and broth and bring to a boil.  Lower the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.  Stir in the salt and pepper.

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