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Cheat Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

I was given this Cheat Tomato Basil Soup recipe by my friend Bridie who was served a bowl of steaming soup and artisan bread by her mother-in-law Ailsa, a retired home economics teacher. Bridie described this as fresh tasting and she is right you wouldn’t know that you have just mixed two tins together.

I’ll confess I have made many tomato soups in search of the perfect one, but my children always prefer Heinz tomato soup! This recipe uses Heinz as the base so I’m 50% there in them loving the taste, which they did. With a tin of chopped tomatoes, a handful of basil, a dash of Worcester sauce and balsamic vinegar this is a great store cupboard soup.


Ailsa's Tomato Soup
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Ailsa's Tomato Soup
Recipe type: Soups
Cuisine: British
Servings: 4
  • 1 tin of Heinz Tomato Soup (no other brand will do)
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon each of Worcester sauce and Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a small handful of fresh basil (about 20 small leaves)
  • Optional to serve:
  • Artisan Bread
  • Cream to drizzle on the top
  1. Add all the ingredients, except the basil into a pot and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer.
  2. Once heated through, blend the soup with the basil and serve with a few drops of cream and crusty bread.
Blend for a smooth result but the chunks make it seem like you have used fresh tomatoes.
Enjoy this quick and easy store cupboard soup recipe.

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