Tomato and bacon soup

    40 min

    This lovely tomato and bacon soup is full of flavour and vibrant in colour. Delicious on a cool evening with some warm crusty bread.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 225g smoky bacon, rind removed and chopped
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 stick celery, sliced
    • 6 tomatoes, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
    • 600ml chicken stock
    • 2 to 4 tablespoons double cream

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. In a saucepan over a medium heat, warm the oil and add the bacon. Cook and stir for 5 to 7 minutes until the bacon is the same colour throughout. Add the onion and garlic and cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes until soft. Add the celery, tomatoes, herbs and stock and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes until the celery and tomatoes are soft. Blend until smooth using a hand held liquidiser. Pour into warmed serving bowls and drizzle with a little double cream. Serve immediately.

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