Real tomato soup

tomato soupFrom  BBC Good Food.  It’s really easy to make & takes about 30 mins in total. It makes 2 adult portions and 4 toddler portions.  Add less milk if you want a really thick soup.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • handful of dried basil  
  •  pinch baking soda
  • 600ml milk


  1.  Heat the olive oil in a large pan, then tip in the onion and garlic. Cook over a moderate heat until the onion has softened, about 5 mins. 
  2. Stir in the tomato purée, then pour in the chopped tomatoes and basil leaves, and bring up to the boil. 
  3. Turn the heat down and leave to simmer for about 15 mins until thick and full of flavour. 
  4. If you like a smooth soup, whizz the mixture at this point to form a smooth sauce. 
  5. To finish the soup, tip the tomato mixture into a pan. 
  6. Spoon the baking soda into a small bowl and pour over 1 tbsp or so of the milk. Mix together until there are no lumps, then tip into the tomato mix and pour over the milk. 
  7. Bring up to a boil (the mixture will froth, but don’t worry – it will go away). 
  8. Gently simmer for about 5 mins until ready to serve.

Vegetarian. One husband, Two cats, Three kids.

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One comment on “Real tomato soup
  1. […] kids love it when I make tomato soup, so I decided I had to try this quick tomato soup recipe by @mamacook_Blog.  As an added challenge […]

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