Warm up this winter with our take on a classic. This super comforting and creamy tomato soup recipe is the perfect excuse to stay snuggled up on the couch and even comes with a side of enticing pesto toast. See, we’ve thought of everything!

The rain is falling, the kettle is on; all that’s left to do is watch this quick little how-to video. If that doesn’t get you in the mood to make this creamy tomato soup recipe, we’re not sure what will!

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 sticks of celery, sliced
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic 
  • 2 x 400g tins of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 litre vegetable or chicken stock
  • ½ a bunch of fresh basil 

For the pesto toast:

  • Fresh sourdough bread, sliced
  • Balsamic vinegar, to drizzle
  • Olive oil, to drizzle
  • Basil pesto, to spread
  • Shaved parmesan, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C.
  2. Drizzle olive oil into a roasting pan and add fresh tomatoes, onions, carrots, celery, leek, and garlic.
  3. Follow with a sprinkle of salt and pepper then cook for 15 minutes or until soft.
  4. Add the sliced bread to a heated griddle and top with a splash of balsamic, olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Flip the bread over and add a dab of pesto. Set aside.
  5. Remove the vegetables from the oven and transfer them into a stock pot, adding in the tinned tomatoes and stock.
  6. Give it a good stir and bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes with the lid on.
  7. Using a stick blender, pulse the soup to your desired texture. Add a splash of olive oil and a fistful of fresh basil leaves then blitz until smooth.
  8. Top off your pesto toast with a sprinkle of shaved parmesan to serve alongside the soup.

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