This really is the best tomato soup I’ve ever tasted if I do say so myself. I’m so happy with the recipe and it’s effortlessly simple. It’s so rich and bursting with tomato flavour you could even use it as a pasta sauce or sauce for pizza bases as the texture would be perfect for them as it’s thicker than your every day soup.
I used sun dried tomatoes in oil (drained) as the base of the recipe which gives a richly enhanced tomato flavour. This honestly tastes like the flavours of the Mediterranean in a bowl.
1 tin chopped tomatoes
125g sun dried tomatoes in oil – drained
2 cloves garlic – minced
250ml vegetable stock
1/2 teaspoon light brown sugar
Salt and cracked black pepper to season
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 tablespoon butter
Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a low heat, add your minced garlic, stirring all the time.
Now add the sun-dried tomatoes, draining off any excess oil.
Stirring all the time add your chopped tomatoes, stock, sugar and dried basil.
Simmer over a low heat for approximately 10-12 minutes. Season to your liking and blend until smooth.
Tip: Adding fresh basil and a swirl of cream is optional.