Cherry Tomato Soup (Gary Rhodes)

Recipe by Summerwine
READY IN: 35mins




  • Heat up the olive oil in a frying pan.
  • Add the red onions to the pan over medium heat until the start to colour and become softened; about 3-4 minutes.
  • When the onions begin to soften add the garlic and slowly cook both together until softened about a minute or so. (The garlic is added second to prevent it from burning and tasting bitter.).
  • Add the red wine vinegar to the pan and bring to a boil. Cook until only a bit of liquid is left. (Be careful not to reduce too much or it will give your soup a soury taste.).
  • Add the cherry tomato halves to the pan and fry for 10 minutes, making sure to stir occasionally so they don't burn.
  • Stir in the passata (see note in description of recipe above) and vegetable stock to the tomato mixture, bring to a low boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes more.
  • Taste the broth then sprinkle sea salt and pepper over soup to your taste.
  • Serving: you can serve with torn fresh basil leaves over top.