Fresh Tomato and Basil Soup

Tomato and Basil SoupIngredients:
30 ml olive oil
1 large onion
1 large carrot
4 cloves of garlic
410 g whole peeled tomatoes /6 large ripe tomatoes
2 ml sugar
750 ml chicken or vegetable stock
1 handful fresh basil
salt and ground pepper


1.  Crush garlic and set aside for 10 minutes
2. Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add onion (chopped), carrot (peeled and grated) and ¼ garlic, and sauté until soft, about 5 to 7 minutes.
3. Add tomatoes (with juice), sugar, seasoning and stock and bring to the boil.
4. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes.
5. Add basil (chopped) and remaining garlic and adjust seasoning just before serving