British Soups Starters Vegetarian

Spiced Tomato Soup


  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 2 Whole cloves
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • About 5 gratings of nutmeg
  • 2 Tins tomatoes
  • 1 litre Vegetable stock
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Pinch of sugar
  • A dash of port (optional)
  • 2 Tomatoes, finely chopped


Soften the onion in some olive oil and butter and then add the spices, tinned tomatoes and chicken stock. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for about half an hour.

Remove the cloves and bay leaves and whizz it in a blender or in the pan with a stick blender. Add the lemon juice and sugar and check the seasoning. Add the port (if using) and garnish with the chopped tomatoes.

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