Tomato and Basil Soup

 This slimming-friendly Tomato and Basil Soup is a hearty bowl of goodness, perfect to enjoy if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers!

Soup season is here and with the cooler evenings, it’s good to have something warm and delicious to eat!

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This Tomato and Basil Soup is so quick and simple to make, and full of flavour. The orzo pasta in it, makes it really filling and hearty.

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We like to top our soups with interesting garnishes. A parmesan “crisp” works really well in this Tomato and Basil Soup. Just finely grate a tiny amount of parmesan onto a silicone baking sheet and pop in the oven for a couple of minutes until golden. Leave to cool and it’ll crisp up nicely!

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What do I need to make this Tomato and Basil Soup?

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This soup is really easy to make, and just needs some basic kitchen equipment. A herb chopper is a really useful kitchen tool, especially when you have a lot of herbs to chop!

You can also use it to chop the herbs in this Tomato Bruschetta

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Another useful kitchen gadget used in this Tomato and Basil Soup is a garlic crusher. We use garlic in sooooo many recipes and having a good crusher is essential!

Why not use it for the garlic in this  Lamb and Pearl Barley Risotto?Tomato and Basil Soup | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

There are a few things you can use to garnish this soup.

We used the parmesan crisp mentioned above, but you could top with a sprinkle of herbs, or some grated cheese, or even some wholemeal bread croutons!

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How to I make this Tomato and Basil Soup

Step 1

Spray a saucepan with Low calorie cooking spray and cook the chopped onions on a low heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

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Step 2

Add the orzo, tinned tomatoes, tomato passata, stock pot, water and dried oregano and simmer.

Step 3

After 5 minutes, add most of the chopped basil and stir. Simmer for another 5 minutes on a low heat.

Step 4

Take off the heat, stir in the remaining fresh basil and serve immediately!

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Spray a saucepan with Low calorie cooking spray and cook the onions on a low heat until transluscent. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the orzo, tinned tomatoes, tomato passata, stock pot, water and dried oregano and simmer.
  3. After 5 minutes, add 3/4 of the chopped basil and stir. Simmer for another 5 minutes on a low heat.
  4. Take off the heat, stir in the remaining fresh basil and serve immediately!

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

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7 Comments
  1. I absolutely love your recipes. They are clear, use lots of Aldi ingredients, and produce gorgeous tasty meals. You make this weight loss mission pain free. 2.5 stone off, 2 to go…. X

  2. What size carton of passata, please? I have several cartons and jars of different sizes in my store cupboard.

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