An easy, store cupboard Tomato Soup recipe, swirled with pesto. Ready in just 20 minutes.
Add the tinned tomatoes, vegetable stock, tomato puree and salt and pepper. Pop the lid on and leave to simmer for 15 minutes on a low heat.
When the soup is ready, blitz in a food processor or with a stick blender until smooth. Stir in the pesto and balsamic vinegar.
Serve the soup garnished with extra pesto and cheese on top.
Toast your bread, add cheese and melt under your grill.
Note 1 - Onions and Garlic
I use pre prepared chopped and frozen onions and garlic.
Note 2 - Tinned Tomatoes and Tomato Puree
It is really important to buy good quality tinned tomatoes and puree for this recipe as they are where lots of the flavour comes from. I like the brands Cirio or Mutti in the UK.
Note 3 - Stock
Vegetable stock made with a cube is fine. I like Marigold powder.
Note 4 - Pesto
Any jar of ready made pesto is fine for this.
Note 5 - Nutrition
Nutritional info does not include the additional optional garnishes.