Tomato Soup – delicious and light

Like with most popular dishes there is no dearth of recipes available for making a Tomato Soup. The one is share is my absolute favourite. The original recipe is from Yotam Ottolenghi. I have adapted it the ingredients readily available in my city. This is the ultimate favourite with my kids. Absolutely simple to make one assumes a basic taste but needless to say the soup is delicious, healthy and light. Perfect for the summers. Serve it with some bread. Recipe serves four.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to finish
  •  1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 750ml vegetable stock 
or (2 vegetable stock cubes and 750 ml water)
  • 4 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 400ml tin chopped Italian tomatoes 
1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 slice bread
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander, plus extra to finish
  • Salt (see notes below)
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan, add the onion and sauté, stirring often, for five minutes, until translucent. 
  2. Add the cumin, vegetable stock cubes (if using) and garlic, and fry for two minutes.
  3. Add both fresh and tinned tomatoes, sugar, salt and black pepper. 
  4. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 10 minutes, 
  5. After 10 minutes add the bread and cook for another 10 minutes. 
  6. Close fire add the coriander, then pulse-blitz the soup a few times to break down the tomatoes a bit – you want them a little coarse and chunky. (This soup should be quite thick, but add a little water to thin it down if you prefer.) 
  7. Serve drizzled with oil and garnished with fresh coriander. 

Note: if vegetable stock or vegetables stock is not available use chicken stock cube or just plain water. 



  1. Soup must be really delicious and “LIGHT” and of course healthy as most soups recipes contain garlic that makes the soup bit spicy and has a strong taste and gives a bit of heat too.

    Minimal ingredients, great soup, simplicity in perfection!!!

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