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Tomato soup

by Christina Julia

Tomato soup

Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 25g/1oz butter
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 rashers rindless streaky bacon, chopped
  • 700g/11⁄2lb tomatoes, peeled andchopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon soft brown sugar
  • 900ml/11⁄2pt vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon double cream
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives, to serve


  • Heat the butter in a heavy pan. Sweat the onion for a few minutes until
    soft. Add the garlic and bacon. Fry for 2 minutes without browning the
    bacon. Add the tomatoes and fry for a further 2 minutes. Add the other
    ingredients except the cream and chives. Cook, covered, for 25 minutes.
  • Blend or process the soup into a purée, and adjust the seasoning if
    necessary. Add a dollop of cream and the chives to each bowl to serve

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