Poorly Baby Tomato Soup

It’s not often that my Hubby is so astonishingly right I want to hug him, but this was one of those occasions.

Vida was a bit under the weather and off her food, Hubby’s natural response to this was, ‘Give her some tomato soup, everyone loves tomato soup when they’re ill.’ Fair point, but she’s a baby and surely wouldn’t get the same foodie big hug from a bowl of soup that we would? But anyhow, I whipped up a quick tomato soup and added some mini toast croutons, suffice to say, it went down a total storm. So, below is my speedy recipe for needy bubbas.

Yummy Foodie Hug


1 tbsp olive oil

20-30 cherry tomatoes

2 ripe vine tomatoes

2 Finely chopped shallots or half a finely chopped onion

1 tbsp tomato puree

100ml water

pinch of sugar

Lightly toasted white bread cut into mini cubes

NB – You can use any tomatoes, this is just what I had in the fridge – as long as you remove any hard core beforehand.


Quarter your vine tomatoes and remove any hard core.

Throw into a pan with the olive oil, shallots and cherry tomatoes.

Cook for about 10 minutes, encouraging the tomatoes to break down with a wooden spoon.

When the tomatoes become more of a mush, add in the tomato puree and give a good stir. Taste, if you think they need a little sweetness, add a pinch of sugar.

Add to a blender and give a good whizz, add water until you have the consistency you desire – I went for thick and unctuous!

Serve with croutons – Little Vi was particularly enamoured with them when they were soggy and soupy!

Prepare for clown chops!



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