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Rich tomato soup with pesto

Tomato & basil soup

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  • Serves 4

Combine fruity sundried tomatoes with tinned tomatoes to make this rich tomato soup with a homemade basil pesto – perfect for the depths of winter.

Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal213
fat14g
saturates7g
carbs14g
sugars13g
fibre4g
protein8g
salt1.2g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the butter or oil in a large pan, then add the garlic and soften for a few minutes over a low heat. Add the sundried 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.

  • STEP 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 TIPS

HEARTY RICE & SEAFOOD SOUP
Heat 2 tbsp oil from the sundried/SunBlush tomatoes in a large saucepan. Add 185g sliced chorizo and 1 sliced onion and fry until golden. Follow the recipe above, leaving out the soured cream and pesto, then add the chorizo and onion, along with 85g paella rice. Simmer for 20 mins until the rice is tender (add a little water if it gets too thick), tip in a defrosted 400g bag mixed seafood. Once hot, serve in bowls scattered with chopped parsley.

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