Five minute Tomato Soup recipe
Takes slightly longer than opening a tin, tastes better than a brand of soup that offers “57 varieties”
Prep time: Less than 15 mins
Cooking time: Less than 15 mins
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
400g tin of tomatoes
1tbsp tomato puree
2tbsp cream (single, double or whipping, or even crème fraîche)
Sweet chilli sauce (optional)
good amount of freshly grated nutmeg (optional)
Melt the butter in a small pan and add the garlic. Allow to cook while you find the tin opener, and open the tin of tomatoes.
Tip them into the pan, along with the tomato puree, a mugful of water (around 8floz/225ml if you’re measuring, but accuracy is not really the point here)
As it heats, whiz it with a hand blender until smooth. Don’t let the mixture boil if you can avoid it. Stir in 1tbsp cream, season with salt and pepper.
Add a shake of sweet chilli sauce and grated nutmeg if desired.