About this recipe: This is the first time I tried to make my own tomato soup and it turned out really flavourful. Don't be put off if it's not as dark red as tinned tomato soup! Add a tablespoon of creme fraiche to each bowl before serving.
Decided to try this as its one of the few Tomato soup recipes that didn't include cream / milk or butter. I followed the recipe in full apart from the addition of a little celery. I also substituted the beef stock for vegetable and I only had approx 20g of fresh basil so added a little dry basil. The soup is very very tasty - however it is way to thin / watery. I think that 1 litre of stock would have been enough. I also think that 50g of fresh basil would have been a little over powering. All said though very tasty - thank you for posting - 13 Nov 2012
I used this as more of a guide. I added celery and a tin of chickpeas and a red chilli finely chopped. I also used Vegetable stock instead of beef but only used about 600ml and I added a jar of passata. I blended it all and wow everyone loved it. - 26 Jun 2014
My first attempt at tomato soup so I read a few different recipes and decided to try this one but added 800ml of chicken stock instead of the beef. I then added a beef stock cube right at the end to enhance the flavour. Really tasty and even impressed my Son who isn't really a big soup fan, this will definitely be a regular make in our house. - 17 Jun 2016