Tomato and sweetcorn soup

An easy-to-make soup that is full of flavour.

2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large onion, finely chopped
Olive oil
1 tsp cumin
2 tins chopped tomatoes
340g sweet corn kernels, tinned or frozen
1 litre vegetable or chicken stock
2 tbsp tomato purée
Salt and black pepper

Cook the garlic and onion in olive oil until soft and translucent. Add the cumin and cook for a minute or so before adding the tomatoes, sweet corn, stock and tomato purée.
2. Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes.
3. The soup is good just as it is, rustic and chunky. If you prefer a smoother soup, just blend half of the mixture. Scatter with fresh herbs or cheese and serve with a chunk of bread.


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