Try this fantastic winter warmer, our Tomato Soup with Pesto recipe.


Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 5 soft sun-dried tomatoes (roughly chopped)
  • 800g cans plum tomatoes
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 125ml crème fraiche (or soured cream)
  • 125g pot fresh basil pesto



  • Heat the butter or oil in a large pan, then add the garlic and soften for a few mins over a low heat.
  • Add the sun-dried tomatoes, canned tomatoes, stock, honey and seasoning, then bring to a simmer.
  • Let the soup lightly bubble for 10 mins until the tomatoes have broken down a little.
  • Whizz with a stick blender, adding half of the sour cream as you go. Taste and adjust the seasoning – add more honey (salt and or pepper) if you need to.
  • Serve in bowls with 1 tablespoon or so of the pesto swirled on top, a little more sour cream if you wish.


Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 213
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbs: 14g
  • Fats: 14g



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