On the blog this week, we have another really gorgeous recipe from Domini! And as usual it ticks those all-important boxes: it’s easy to make, you probably have all the ingredients already, it’s really tasty and everyone in the family will enjoy it!

Photograph: Jo Murphy (  http://www.joanne-murphy.com/  )

Photograph: Jo Murphy (http://www.joanne-murphy.com/)

Quick Tomato Soup

This quick tomato soup is the perfect ‘larder lunch’: there’s nothing in it you won’t find in your cupboards.  And don’t skip the anchovies: you won’t taste them and they add some umami oomph to this 15-minute wonder. Perfect when the weather is hovering between scorchio and freezing ... which sounds very familiar this August!


  • 1 large white onion, chopped (240g)
  • Few sprigs fresh rosemary or thyme (or both) (12g)
  • Six anchovies, drained and chopped (18g)
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped (18g)
  • 1 good knob butter (20g)
  • 2 tins tomatoes (800g)
  • Splash sherry vinegar (7.6g or 2 tsp)
  • Salt & pepper (3g)
  • Parsley & olive oil to garnish (4g parsley and 8.4g or ½ tsp per portion of oil)


  1. Sweat the onions, anchovies, fresh herbs and garlic in the butter over a medium heat until soft.
  2. Then add the tomatoes and vinegar.  Simmer for about ten minutes before blitzing till smooth in a blender. Season well and serve with a drizzle of olive oil, some fresh parsley and the bread below. 

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