Everyone loves this comforting classic soup!
Please feel free to add other herbs, spices or vegetables for tomato and basil, tomato and red pepper, spicy tomato and other tomato variations.
Please note that our recipes are an approximate guideline - Quantities along with ingredients are totally adaptable to suit personal taste, consistency and density as well as portion sizes.
For a smooth serving, chop tomatoes and onions into 1cm pieces maximum size to help ensure a smooth soup after blending.
Soup Makers are a kitchen dinner winner for quick convenience using your fresh produce for a warming healthy and hearty appetiser. You can ‘chuck’ all your ingredients in and press the button!
However, if you are making soup the traditional way on your hob, here’s how:
Soften the onions in some oil in a large pan and then add your chopped tomatoes plus water and bring to the boil. Add any herbs and spices, stock cubes and let the vegetables simmer until cooked. You may want to reduce or add to the amount of water. Add cream (to your liking) yoghurt or milk for a creamy and luxurious alternative. Add pepper (however much or little as you like).
You can leave chunky, manually mash or blend for a completely smooth soup. You can add cornflour and/or tomato puree/passata if it’s too thick or thicken your soup up with added vegetables or an extra stock cube – allow to simmer until you’re happy with the flavour and texture – taste testing for best results! Transfer to a blender for a lump-free liquid soup and back to the pan and heat before serving. You can garnish your poured soup with a swirl of cream and/or croutons or perhaps a few fresh basil leaves or chilli pepper slices to garnish.
20-30 mins prepping and cooking time.
Fab for the flask to take to the allotment on a cold day!