Few things are speedier than this soup, or will soothe your tired mind as effectively after a long hard day’s work. It’s healthy without giving the impression that it is, thanks to the dollop of soya cream, which, and that’s exactly what you need when your body and soul are exhausted.
Serve with a piece of chunky, rustic bread. Put your feet up on the coffee table (go on, it’s allowed this once) and forget all your cares as you dip a slice of bread into the creamy bowl of ochre comfort.
Serves 2-3 as a main meal, 4 with enough bread
Prep time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
1 can 400g tinned tomatoes (I prefer plum tomatoes)
200g cherry tomatoes, halved
1 medium yellow onion, peeled and chopped
a handful of fresh basil, roughly chopped (some reserved for garnishing)
a pinch of salt and pepper
50 ml soya cream (some reserved for garnishing)
Place all ingredients, except the basil and cream, in a saucepan on high heat and cook for five minutes.
Transfer to a blender or food processor, add the basil and cream, and blend till perfectly smooth.
Sprinkle some basil and drizzle a little more soya cream over the soup before serving.