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The cheating side of town (or 5 minute tomato soup)

Callendersgal profile image

This is nearly as fast to make as opening a can of tomato soup.

I'd found myself with a pot of droopy basil which I hadn't got around to using, and rather than waste it, i decided to rescue it while it was still OK to use. I only had store cupboard ingredients to hand, so used what I had.

The ingredients are just as pictured above: Serves two

I can of tomatoes + one and a half cans of water.

Dried onion flakes

Garlic granules

Coarsely ground black pepper

3 vegetable stock cubes

Half a small tub of cream cheese

(optionally, if you'd like to increase the tomato flavour, a small squeeze of tomato puree

Fresh basil (chopped)

Fresh chives (chopped)

About 1 tsp olive oil


Warm the olive oil in a saucepan and stir the tomatoes through it for just a minute to enhance their flavour.

Add the water and stock cubes and all of the seasonings except the fresh herbs. Dried seasoning - use to your own taste.

Add the cream cheese and use a stick blender to blend the soup until creamy and smooth.

Chop the herbs and add those at the last moment before serving the soup.

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Great use of the available ingredients to you and I'm sure the final product was delicious as heck ;)

Activity2004 profile image

This looks and sounds wonderful, Sue. I'll definitely try this very soon. This is perfect for the cold temperatures we're having lately. Thank you for sharing it with us. :-)

I call meals like that -a " using up" meal - because no matter what little (or lot) you have left you can still make a good meal out of it

Wow well Done you!

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