Tomato soup still rates as one of the nations’ favourite soups for winter weather. This really simple soup used tinned tomatoes to speed up the recipe.

Serves: 2 x 500ml insulated bottles or food pots

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: Approximately 20 minutes


  • 10g butter
  • 1 brown onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stick, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes (get one of the flavoured ones with herbs)
  • 1 large pinch sugar
  • 1 heaped tbsp tomato purée
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 3tbsp double cream
  • 1tbsp horseradish sauce
  • 2tsp balsamic vinegar
  • Ground black pepper and salt for seasoning


  • a few torn basil leaves added at the end and stirred through


  • Sweat the onion, celery stick and chopped garlic cloves in the butter. Tip in the tomatoes, sugar, tomato purée and veg stock and season. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add the double cream, balsamic vinegar and horseradish, then whizz with a stick blender until smooth.
  • Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Ready to serve.

Nutritional Values:

Calories 135, Fat 8g, Saturates 1g, Carbohydrates 13g, Sugar 4g, Fibre 4g, Protein 4g, Salt 1.5g


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