It’s no secret, I love soup. It’s especially good for dieting and is my lunch of choice most days. I’ve posted a couple of soup recipes (see below) that I’ve made from scratch, and usually it’s not that much hassle, but when it’s a hot sunny day the last thing you want to do is slave over a bit pot of simmering soup, and with my freezer running low on earlier batches I needed a contingency plan. So I improvised, or more precisely cheated! I always have passata (sieved tomatoes) and stock cubes in the cupboard, and after all what more do you really need for a soup that tomato and stock? I adding a bit of water to loosen up the passata, and some spices for flavour and I had what can securely be described as soup! And best of all it’s really cheap (c. 20p) and completely syn free!
It is quite thin, but adding an ounce of cooked pasta and a little ham and you have a filling lunch.,
Passata – 250g (half a carton)
Water – 150g
Chicken stock cube – ¼ cube
Seasoning – whatever you like, I’m a fan of garlic powder and hot sauce
Equipment: Pan, scales, spoon
- Put the pan on the scales and reset to zero.
- Add the right quantities of passata and water.
- Place on the hob on a medium heat.
- Add the seasoning and cook, stirring occasionally until the soup is piping hot.
- Low Syn Tomato Soup
- Syn Free Lentil Soup
- Tomato, Smoked Garlic & Chilli Soup
- Five-A-Day Vegetable Soup