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Healthy Food Guide tomato soup with basil

Our tomato soup recipe may be low in calories and fat, but it retains a gorgeous thick and velvety texture.

Serves 4

Prep Time 10 min

Cooking Time 50 min


  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and left whole
  • 1kg tomatoes (vine ripened are best), halved
  • 1tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4tbsp tomato purée
  • 2tsp reduced-salt stock powder mixed with 250ml boiling water
  • Small bunch fresh basil, plus a few leaves to garnish


  1. Heat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas 7. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Spread the onions and garlic on the baking tray, then put the tomatoes on top, cut side up. Drizzle with the oil and roast for 45 min.
  2. Put the tomato purée in a large pan and cook for 2 min. Add the stock and season generously with freshly ground black pepper. Squeeze the garlic from the cooked cloves and add it with the cooked tomatoes, onion and any juices, then simmer for 3 min. Add the basil, then remove from the heat.
  3. Spoon the soup into a blender or use a stick blender and whizz until completely smooth. Garnish with basil leaves to serve.

Nutrition per serving

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86 2.9g 3.3g 0.6g 3.7g 10.4g 0.6g 44mg 11.9g 1.2mg

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