Classic Homemade Tomato & Chilli Soup

Classic Homemade Tomato & Chilli Soup

Classic Homemade Tomato & Chilli Soup


  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 600g ripe tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1l your choice of stock
  • 1tbsp chopped basil, to garnish
  • Olive oil, to garnish


  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan.
  2. Fry the onion, chilli, and garlic for about 5 minutes. Add the fresh tomatoes and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the tinned tomatoes, the stock and 250ml of water.
  4. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat and allow to cool a little. Purée the soup in batches with a hand-held blender.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve hot with crusty bread, garnish with the basil and a drizzle of olive oil.

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