Like so many people my favourite comfort food since childhood just has to be tomato soup. A hug in a mug. While my Mum was a prolific soup maker she never made tomato soup, that was always left to a certain Mr Heinz and his 57 varieties.
While adore homemade soup and make a lot of it myself I still love a mug of good old tinned tomato soup. This easy recipe is my take on tomato soup and the nearest I could get to the great Mr Heinz.
Keep it simple
While there is always the temptation with any recipe to start adding in lots of extras for flavour I have found that with this one it is a matter of keeping it simple with just a few flavours and using fresh tomatoes.
Just for two
This little recipe is just for two mugs of tomato soup. So make it to share or keep one portion for later.
What’s in it?
You can use two large beefsteak tomatoes, you know those really big flavourful guys or a bunch of really nice vine tomatoes, a little dried oregano, plus half of a small onion, a clove of garlic, some tomato paste, Dijon mustard and salt and pepper. I’ve jazzed things up when serving with just a few flakes of dried chilli and olive oil. Love putting little toppers on my soup, it adds so much interest and flavour.
You want to quarter the tomatoes and grill them first. Saute the onion for 3 minutes then add garlic for 1 minute before tipping in the tomatoes, all other ingredients and covering with water. Simmer for 15 minutes then blitz with stick blender.
Simple tomato soup is ready to serve with any toppings or nothing at all, just a hug in a mug.
- 2 large beefsteak tomatoes
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 small onion diced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1/4 tsp Dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
- Top with Greek yogurt olive oil and chilli flakes
- Quarter the tomatoes and grill for 10-15 minutes with some salt and pepper and dried oregano and olive oil
- Saute the onion for 3 minutes then add garlic for 1 minute
- Add the tomatoes and all other ingredients and cover with water
- Simmer for 20 minutes
- Blitz with hand blender
- Season to taste if required