Tomatoes are juicy, sweet and delicious when eaten raw as a snack or in salads and sandwiches. Then when it is cooked with a bit of oil, the cooking process increases Lycopene and thus its antioxidant activity, that helps fight cell damage that can cause cancer, heart disease and other chronic health conditions.. Tomato is a good source of vitamin A, B and C, folate, potassium, beta-carotene and fibre. One tomato contains around 22 calories, 0 grams of fat, 5 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 1 gram of protein and 6 milligrams of sodium. They are naturally low in fat, sodium, cholesterol and calories, yay! On top of that, one serving (150g) of tomatoes gives you 2 grams of fibre, about 7% of the daily recommended amount. So eat more tomatoes!!!!
1 tsp of minced garlic
1 tsp of turmeric
1 tsp of smoked or sweet paprika
1 cup of water or stock
1 tsp of coconut oil
milk or cream and e.v.o.o for garnish
salt and pepper to taste
Cook chopped tomatoes, carrot, onion and garlic with coconut oil in a pan. Add spices and season with salt and pepper. Add water or stock and cook for another 10 minutes. Take it off the heat and cook slightly before using a stick blender. Transfer the purée to the pan. Whisk in milk or cream. Serve it warm or cold with a drizzle of e.v.o.o.