THE BEST Tomato Soup

We think the addition of the chillis and garlic elevates this soup to a winter warmer with serious attitude and fire!

This winter warmer soup is another perfect dish to cook in bulk and save for later

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Serves: 4

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  • 3 tbsp olive oil⁠
  • 55g butter⁠
  • 3 onions or 6 shallots, sliced⁠
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed and finely chopped⁠
  • 1kg ripe vine or sweet tomatoes or very good quality tinned tomatoes, chopped⁠
  • 45g good quality tomato purée⁠
  • 2 red chillies, seeded and finely chopped (optional)⁠
  • 1 litre Vegetable stock vegetable stock or chicken stock⁠
  • 1 heaped tbsp Folláin Tomato Relish or Chargrilled Pepper Relish ⁠
  • Pinch Sea salt and cracked black pepper⁠
  • 2 tbsp pesto (check out our home made pesto recipe)


  1. ⁠In a large saucepan, melt the butter over a low heat. ⁠
  2. Add the onions or shallots and garlic, cover and sweat with the lid on for 20 minutes or until soft, stirring occasionally. ⁠
  3. Add the tomatoes, tomato purée and red chillies.⁠
  4. Stir together, cover and sweat for 10 minutes.⁠
  5. Add the stock, turn up the heat and bring to the boil, then⁠ reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes. ⁠
  6. Add a spoon of Folláin Pepper Relish or Tomato Relish.⁠
  7. Remove from the heat and blitz using a hand blender, or food⁠ processor in batches. If using a food processor, return to⁠ the saucepan and heat it very gently. ⁠
  8. Season to taste, serve hot with a swirl of pesto.⁠