Low-calorie spray oil
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
2 sticks celery, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
1 carrot, peeled and finely diced
1ltr (1¾ pints) water or stock
1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
1tsp artificial sweetener
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
200g (7oz) low-fat natural fromage frais
Low-fat natural fromage frais
Finely chopped tomatoes
Spray a saucepan with oil spray and place over a medium heat. Add the onion, celery, garlic and carrot and stir-fry for 2-3 mins.
Add the water or stock, tomatoes and sweetener and bring to the boil.
Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 15-20 mins.
Remove from the heat, season well and, using a hand-held blender or food processor, blend until smooth. Return the soup to the pan and stir in the fromage frais.
Ladle the soup into warmed bowls and serve immediately, garnished with a little fromage frais and chopped tomatoes.