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James Martin shares 'lovely' tomato soup recipe that is ready in six simple steps

Tomato soup can taste much better than the one you get from a can if you follow James Martin’s recipe. Not only will James’ soup taste delicious, you can also be in control of the salt content.

“This is a lovely creamy soup that is made with roasted tomatoes, garlic, shallot and chilli,” the chef noted, which is served with cumin and homemade flatbread.

Do note that a pasta machine is needed to make the homemade flatbread; alternatively, you can buy flatbread from the supermarket.

Considered to be a “family favourite” dish, the comfort food might become one of your go-to recipes.

Here’s how to make the celebrity chef’s yummy roasted tomato soup recipe at home.

Roasted tomato soup recipe


One shallot, peeled and diced
500g ripe tomatoes, halved
Four cloves garlic, peeled
One red chilli, sliced
50ml olive oil
Salt and pepper
500ml vegetable stock
50ml double cream

For the confit tomatoes

400g cherry tomatoes, halved
100ml olive oil
Few sprigs of thyme
Few sprigs of rosemary

For the flatbread

200g plain flour
Water, to mix
Pinch of cumin
Mexican salt

To serve

Basil oil
Drizzle of cream
Few croutons


1. Preheat the oven to 200C

2. Place the shallot, tomatoes, garlic and chilli onto a baking tray, and then drizzle in olive oil. Season and roast for one hour.

3. When done, tip into a blender, add the stock and the cream, then blitz. Once blended, put this into a saucepan and warm through.

For the confit tomatoes

4. Roast the cherry tomatoes in the oil and thyme for 30 minutes.

For the flatbread

5. Mix its ingredients together, then pass through a pasta machine. Sprinkle with Mexican salt, then bake at 200c for eight minutes.

To serve

6. Spoon the soup into bowls, top with oil and a drizzle of cream, then sprinkle over croutons and confit tomatoes.

And there you have it – a delicious tomato soup recipe that serves up to four people that you might return to again and again.

Leftover soup can be stored in the fridge to be enjoyed the next day or frozen for a much later date.


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