Straightforward Tomato Soup – using a jar of passata

I tend to ignore the recipes that feature on the back of shop-bought packets and jars assuming they are next-level basic and that I will find something much more sophisticated from my cookbooks or online. However, having made this amazing tomato soup on a whim last week, taken from the back of a Bunalun jar, I won’t be so quick to discount such recipes again. It was so rich and flavoursome I have made it 3 times since.

All you need to make this soup which serves 4 are;

  • 25g butter
  • 2 medium onions (finely chopped)
  • 2 sticks of celery (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
  • a jar of passata (680g) – (I used the Irish brand, Bunalun organic crushed tomato passata)
  • 500ml chicken/veg stock
  • pinch of sugar, salt and pepper
Yissers Ingredients
  1. Melt butter in a heavy based saucepan over a low-med heat
  2. Once melted, add chopped onions and celery and sweat with the lid on for 10minutes, until soft
  3. Add chopped garlic and sweat for another 5 minutes
  4. Add the jar of passata, a pinch of sugar and a few twists of salt and pepper
  5. Add the boiling stock
  6. Bring to a simmer for another 15minutes
  7. Blend, check for seasoning
  8. And, Enjoy!
The finished product!

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