Rich tomato soup with pesto

Rich tomato soup with pesto

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

When you’ve got rich tinned tomatoes and intense, fruity SunBlush tomatoes, there’s no reason not to enjoy homemade tomato soup in the depths of winter.

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
213
protein
8g
carbs
14g
fat
14g
saturates
7g
fibre
4g
sugar
13g
salt
1.15g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 5 soft sun-dried or SunBlush tomatoes in oil, roughly chopped
  • 3 x 400g cans plum tomatoes
  • 500ml turkey or vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp sugar, any type, or more to taste
  • 142ml pot soured cream
  • 125g pot fresh basil pesto
  • basil leaves, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat the butter or oil in a large pan, then add the garlic and soften for a few mins over a low heat. Add the sun-dried or SunBlush tomatoes, canned tomatoes, stock, sugar and seasoning, then bring to a simmer. Let the soup bubble for 10 mins until the tomatoes have broken down a little.
  2. Whizz with a stick blender, adding half the pot of soured cream as you go. Taste and adjust the seasoning – add more sugar if you need to. Serve in bowls with 1 tbsp or so of the pesto swirled on top, a little more soured cream and scatter with basil leaves.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2008

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katearbutler's picture
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Lovely!

tarryho's picture
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Very easy and tasty

itsnice's picture
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Yeah, this is pretty good! It looses a star because it isn't very nutritious! I prefer soups to be made with fresh ingredients but i'd be lying if I didn't say I enjoyed it!

cburgess25's picture
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Delish! I made this as a starter for today's lunch and I didn't believe that a couple of old tins of tomatoes could taste so good. I used chopped tomatoes as suggested by a previous reviewer and only 1 clove of garlic as the kids aren't too keen on it. I didn't have any sour cream so missed that out and I just added a dollop of single cream and mixed it in. Everybody ate every scrap so I will definitely be making this again.

scoobie's picture
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A very easy soup to make. Had to add a few drops of tabasco and extra sugar/seasoning as felt it was lacking enough flavour.

chrissie4528's picture

Superb! Not keen on garlic so left it out which didn't spoil the recipe at all. Found it necessary to triple the amount of sugar. I thought I would have to sift out the pips but they were mashed by the blender and any remaining bits just added to the rustic 'homemadeness' of it. Really gorgeous.

federhirn's picture
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An absolute favourite...

cornishman1's picture
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So simple and easy to put together with the end result bloomin ansome

cornishman1's picture
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Done this for a meal with friends. It was a huge hit.
Will defo do it again.
It was bloomin ansome

lilmssquirrel's picture
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Love it. My husband will only eat Heinz tomato soup and proclaimed this to be even better than that (mostly because it doesn't taste like the sauce their spaghetti comes in)

bidston1973's picture
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Absolutely lovely soup & so incredibly easy to make! I've lost count of the number of people who've asked for the recipe - they're always amazed at how simple it is! Definitely 5 stars.

pariss's picture
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Lovely soup, added some home roasted tomatoes along with the sundried and tinned and used some greek yoghurt mixed with a little lemon juice and pesto to stir though at the end, my boyfriend and his friend ate a big bowl each so went down well!

caroline_kirwan's picture
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Quick and easy and full of flavour. Will definately make again.

messyjessie86's picture
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Simple, tasty, good for you, a perfect recipe I say!:)

xsushmitax's picture
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Yummy! Will definitely be making more of this!!

mattisokay's picture
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This is by far one of the most delicious soups I have ever tasted! Just as good with creme fraiche as it is with sour cream!

katkat06's picture
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This is ridiculously easy for something so tasty! I had made my own basil and rocket pesto the night before and it went perfectly with this soup. The only difficulty I came across was stopping myself eating all the sunblush tomatoes before they got into the pan.... yum!

tytzar's picture
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1st Class soup. 6 out of 6.

ruaribyrne's picture

A gorgeous soup. I only used half the amount of sour cream recommended and it was still lovely, rich and creamy. A winner at our table and so easy to make.

kdarain's picture
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I make this all the time a big hit with the family esp the kids

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