The very best (and quickest) tomato soup

When it comes to quick, inexpensive and comforting meals, Heinz tomato soup is one of the first thing that comes to my head. While it is full of flavour, it’s also quite high in sugar and salt, and it still contains modified cornflour, dried skimmed milk and whey protein.

These are ingredients that I wouldn’t find in my kitchen, neither in my Mum’s, therefore, I don’t really want them in my diet if I can help it. I came up a couple of years ago with my own version of Heinz’s tomato soup, and I have to say it’s not only really easy to make, but delicious and very healthy too. If you want to indulge a little bit, swap the yogurt for cream and add some croutons when serving; as I make it, I reckon it’s well under 100 calories per serving and full of goodness!

tomato soup

400g tin chopped tomatoes
300ml water
1/2 tsp pimenton (smoked paprika)
1 cube chicken/vegetable stock
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tbsp Greek yogurt
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1.  Fry the tomatoes with the garlic and pimenton for a couple of minutes on medium-high heat.
2. Dissolve the chicken/vegetable stock in 300ml water (you can use the empty tin, that way you will have less washing up to do and use every drop of tomato too) and add it to the tomatoes. Put the lid on the pan and let the tomatoes stew over a low heat for 15 minutes.
3.  Turn the heat off and wait 4-5 minutes before you add the Greek yogurt (otherwise it can curdle) and stir quickly. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil.


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