Tomato and Basil Soup

Makes: 4
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes


  • 4 tbsp Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1kg ripe vine tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 50g ciabatta bread, crumbled
  • 6-8 fresh basil leaves
  • Croutons to serve


Place the garlic and olive oil in a large pan and cook gently for a minute. Add the tomatoes, cover and simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally until soft and concentrated. Add the tomato puree, 425ml (3/4pt) water and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Bring to a boil then add the bread and stir until it has absorbed the liquid. Cool slightly before stirring in the basil.

In a food processor, blend the mixture until smooth. Add additional seasoning and serve with croutons. If desired, drizzle with more olive oil for additional flavour.

Cook's Tip:

It is important to use good quality, ripe, vine tomatoes in this recipe.


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