Roasted tomato and cumin soup

Roasted tomato and cumin soup

ServesServes 6


1kg ripe tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 brown onion
2 cloves garlic
1 large red chilli
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon roasted and ground cumin seed
500ml vegetable stock
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 tablespoons sheep\'s milk yoghurt
2 tablespoons chopped roasted almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 160 - 180˚C.
  2. Slice the tomatoes in half and place them in a large baking pan.
  3. Drizzle over the olive oil and roast for about 1 hour or until they are a little dried and caramelised.
  4. Peel the onions and garlic and roughly chop with the chilli.
  5. Heat a large saucepan over a medium heat; add the oil then the onion, garlic and chilli and fry until soft and translucent, about 10 minutes.
  6. Add the cumin and fry for another 5 minutes.
  7. Add the tomatoes and stock and simmer until all soft, about 10 minutes
  8. Puree in a food processor or blender until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Serve cold with a drizzle of sheep’s milk yoghurt and a sprinkling of roasted almonds. It is also delicious served hot.
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