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Sunday, 20 December 2009

Chilli Tomato Soup



This is an insanely quick soup to prepare (one onion and 2 chillis to chop, and that's about it) but despite the simplicity it was very, very tasty. I made it as a starter when I had some friends round for dinner at the weekend, and everyone went back for second helpings. I made it in advance and left the flavours to mingle, which seemed to work pretty well.

It felt like a great Christmas soup - I'm sure I'll be making it again over the holidays, probably with vegan cream so my mum can enjoy it, too.

Chilli Tomato Soup


Chilli Tomato Soup
Serves 4-6 (depending on whether everyone wants seconds!)

1 large onion
1tbsp olive oil
350g tomato passata
1 tin (400g) chopped tomatoes
1/2 pint vegetable stock
1tsp tabasco sauce
2 dried birds eye chillis
1 tin (400g) pre-cooked butter beans
100ml double cream
black pepper (to taste)
  1. Chop the onion very finely. Also, separately, chop the birds eye chillis (discard the seeds if you don't want as much of a kick to your soup).

  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the onion until soft.

  3. Add the passata, tin of tomatoes, stock, tabasco, and chilli. Bring to the boil.

  4. Drain the butter beans and add to the soup. Season with black pepper.

  5. Continue cooking for 5-10 minutes, then remove from the heat and leave for a couple of hours for the flavours to combine.

  6. Before serving, stir through the cream and warm gently over a medium heat.


I'm submitting this soup for this week's Weekend Herb Blogging, hosted this week by Haalo at Cook (Almost) Anything At Least Once.

23 comments:

Dave King said...

Mmm, I could go for that right now.

Chris said...

This looks delicious! I bet the chilies and hot sauce are fantastic!

Julie said...

That sounds amazing! I may have to try it!

J said...

Looks good (minus the cream for me though). I used to make carrot and tomato soup quite a lot; super easy and disgustingly healthy.

liliannattel said...

Yum and I love butter beans, but too spicy for my younger child.

scrappysue said...

i love butter beans! this recipe looks very appetising indeed. here from sits!

Miss Rowley said...

you have a great blog, I am going to have to try your recipe that you have here. keep up the great work that u have been doing and merry christmas. visiting from SITS.

carol said...

your food looks delicious

Kimberly said...

Perfect for a cold rainy day like today. Thanks for sharing.

Chef E said...

Rachel I like this recipe, and have I told you about making homemade vegan chorizo? Your mom would like those for breakfast or a burger...

mo.stoneskin said...

I'll tell you one thing, it does look absolutely gorgeous.

Fly Girl said...

I love tomato soup but I've never seen one with butter beans! Are they to offset the cream?

KK said...

Yum! Looks scrumptious. And like you said, looks easy enough. Looks like there are some other good eats on here too.

P.S.Thanks for stopping by my blog the other week!

Bells said...

this is exactly the kind of soup I love - both simple and effective! And I do love butter beans so much!

When did I become my Mom said...

Sounds delicious!

Here from SITS!

Kevin Musgrove said...

the butterbeans are an excellent addition. thanks for sharing!

lemonologie said...

This looks great!

Thanks for your visit. Hope you are feeling better!

Jen said...

Mmmm...I've never heard of chili tomato soup, which is surprising since I live in Texas. I bet it would go perfect with a grilled cheese sandwich.

Fenneke Wolters-Sinke said...

This is my favourite soup! Unfortunately I still have the stomach flu, so I'll have to wait a while before I can try out your recipe. I wish all of you a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Toni said...

Sounds lovely Rachel - thanks for the tip!

Doreen said...

sounds delicious. I like a little spice!

Sophie said...

A spicy yummie looking comforting soup!

MMMMMMMMM,...

christine said...

The vegan version tasted good at Christmas:)

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