Out of the cupboard quick tomato soup
  • Cooking Time: 15
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 5
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of dried basil
  • 1 small tin of tomato puree [70 grams]
  • 2 tins of chopped tomatoes [400 gram tins]
  • 500 ml of vegetable stock plus one extra stock cube or 500 ml water and two stock cubes
  • salt
  • fresly grated pepper
  1. 1 Heat the oil and fry the onion and garlic for about 5 mins
  2. 2 Add basil and tomato puree and fry for another minute
  3. 3 Add the tins of chopped tomatoes with juice, stock and stockcube, bring to the boil
  4. 4 Simmer for about 10 minutes and blitz the soup with a handblender
  5. 5 Add pepper and salt to taste
  6. Serve with bread and cheese
As a souper I try to make my soups from scratch and take all the time necessary to do it. But sometimes I'm in need of a quick soup, without having to go out shopping. The recipe below is one I can easily make from what I always have stored in the cupboard.