Spicy tomato soup

Spicy tomato soup

This filling tomato soup really packs a punch, thanks to all that chipotle paste. Add plenty of fresh ginger for even more warmth
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4
Calories 150 kcal


  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes 
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 thumb-sized piece ginger peeled and sliced
  • 600 ml vegetable stock cooled
  • ½-1 tbsp chipotle paste (depending on how hot you like it)
  • a small bunch coriander chopped
  • 1 green pepper cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 medium green chilli chopped
  • 5 tbsp basmati rice
  • 4 tbsp natural yogurt


  • Put the tomatoes, tomato purée, garlic and ginger in a blender or food processor with the stock and whizz until smooth. Pour into a large pan and add the chipotle, ¾ of the coriander, green pepper, most of the chilli and seasoning. Bring to a simmer and cook on a medium heat for 10 minutes, then add the rice and cook for another 10-15 minutes or until the rice is tender. Add a little water or stock if the soup is too thick. Serve in bowls with a dollop of yogurt, the rest of the coriander and chilli, and a generous grinding of black pepper.