Easy One Pot Tomato and Basil Soup

(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){
(i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),
m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m)
})(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga');

ga('create', 'UA-56958023-1', 'auto');
ga('send', 'pageview');

I love soup, especially in the summer months when I’m not really looking for anything heavy for lunch. The other thing is, I tend not to be organised enough to have hours and hours to make it, so I’m always on the hunt for a quick fix! So this is my go to, one pot super simple, store cupboard tomato soup!

You’ll need:

  • 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
  • A dash of olive oil
  • Some roughly chopped basil
  • A good sprinkle of pepper
  • A sugar cube (or 1tsp)
  • 2 vegetable stock cubes
  • 100ml water
  • Parmesan (to serve)
Pop it all in a large sauce pan – you don’t need to bother making the stock first, just pop the lot in!

Let the soup simmer on a medium heat for about 15 minutes, stirring it occasionally and making sure that the stock cubes have dissolved. When you’re not stirring it, leave a lid on the saucepan.

It’ll be just off the boil when it’s ready.

Spoon it into bowls and grate some fresh Parmesan on top.

Pop another couple of fresh basil leaves on the top, and hey presto – it’s done!

Ideally, serve outside with hunks of bread (the bread pictured here is my bacon and garlic bread – recipe coming soon!) and sunshine a plenty.

One pot, ingredients from your store cupboard – what could be simpler?

You Might Also Like...