Tomato & Basil Cheat's Soup - A request, quick and easy

Updated: Mar 18, 2020

If you were to ever arrive at my house unexpectedly I can guarantee there will be a bowl of soup available, if not freshly made, then in the freezer. It has been requested by those who have arrived on such an occasion and have, tried and tested many of my concoctions to include some of these soup recipes, especially given the challenge ahead and hate cooking!

As I don’t like food going to waste, often making soups from any leftover cooked vegetables, milk, cheese, and raw vegetables (even lettuce gets made into soup!) Perhaps my adventurous soup-making stems from growing up listening to my Grandparents talk of their always being some ‘lobby’ on the go during the war. Apparently, this stew (soup) got its name because you would ‘lob’ (throw) whatever you had in the pot! And, I must admit I have taken to this.

It's always good to have some quick and easy dishes that don’t take long to prepare or heat quickly from the freezer.

Very Quick - Cheats Tomato & Basil Soup:

1 can tinned tomatoes

1 small onion chopped

1/4 pt Milk (Rice/Oat/Dairy)

Handful of fresh Basil chopped or 1 teaspoon of dried Basil

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 vegetable or chicken stock cube

Optional 2 rashers bacon chopped or lardons

Optional stir in 1 teaspoon of Miso after heating (do not bring to the boil)

Additional water/milk if desired thinner consistency

Fry onions until just turning transparent stirring so they don’t (catch) burn, (If using the bacon or lardons add these now and fry until cooked). Add all the other ingredients heat, then blend until smooth - Serve. If the soup is too thick you can add more water or milk of choice Freezes well.

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