Tomato & Basil Soup

In answer to a plea from my son I have put together a very basic tomato and basil soup. This one is light on the ingredients  but with some powerful flavours.

Also this is a planned attempt to get him away from Nandos, Wagamamas and Subways. As I have him working at 16, like any good Victorian dad should do, he has his own money to spend, so he tends to spend it on food.

Serves: 4

Approximate Calories: 520 (130 calories per serving) 


  • 1 tbsp of rapeseed oil (olive oil will do)
  • 2 tbsps of tomato paste
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 splashes of worcester sauce
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 stick of celery chopped
  • 2 peppers, chopped (any colour)
  • 1 potato medium, chopped
  • 1 tin of plum tomatoes
  • 1 beef tomato, peeled (or 2 medium tomatoes)
  • 1 tbsp basil, chopped
  • 2 vegetable stockpot (any will do)
  • Add hot water to (level 2 in the soupmaker the lower one) or 1 litre in the pan


  • Put all ingredients in the soup maker and set to smooth
  • Alternatively put all of the ingredients into the pan and bring to the boil, then simmer for 20 minute’s or so, then blend when done until smooth.
  • For a thinner soup add more water, for a thicker soup add less water.

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