Roast Tomato & Basil Soup

Serves 2 (meals)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 500g tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 2½ cups vegetable stock
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil, plus extra for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add onion and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until softened.
  3. Transfer to a roasting dish.
  4. Add tomatoes, garlic and sugar and season well with salt and pepper.
  5. Roast uncovered for 20 minutes.
  6. Allow mixture to cool, then purée in a blender, adding a little of the stock if the mixture is too thick.
  7. Transfer to a saucepan and add remaining stock.
  8. Bring to the boil, add chopped basil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  9. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with extra basil to serve.

Tip: Double the recipe and freeze four portions for a quick and easy meal.

  • Energy 813kJ
  • Protein 5g
  • Fat 15g
  • Carbs 9g

9 Reviews


Mon Mar 09, 2015 at 4:12 PM

I read somewhere on here that men are recommended 150-250g protein and women usually need 100-150g protein, plus as many allowed vegetables as you want... whereas this soup has 5g of protein. I assume this is a starter and I can also cook meat and salad/other veges but the comments here indicate it's supposed to be a full meal by itself so I'm a little confused...?


Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Hi Randall, Let us clarify a few things for you. Firstly, the Allowed Foods List is not just for snacks, but is also an indication of the ingredients you can use to create program-approved healthy balanced meals (this is how the program helps educate you to cook and choose healthy foods ongoing, so as to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep the weight off once you've lost it).

Secondly, soups generally tend to have a very low energy density, which makes them a fantastic choice for losing weight. Energy density is the amount of energy or calories in a particular weight of food and is generally presented as the number of calories in a gram (kcal/g). Foods with a lower energy density provide fewer calories per gram than foods with a higher energy density. For the same amount of calories, a person can consume a larger portion of a food lower in energy density than a food higher in energy density.

Consuming a low-energy-dense diet - one that is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products - helps people lower their calorie intake. At the same time, eating low-energy-dense foods helps people control their hunger and maintain feelings of satiety, or the feeling of fullness and satisfaction experienced at the end of a meal. Satiety and hunger control are important for long-term satisfaction and compliance with the Celebrity Slim Program.

Randall Wilson

Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 10:38 PM

All these ingredients arr in the allowed food list minus the sugar, so surely this would be considered a snack. There are less carbs and fat in a serve of this soup than a serve of cauliflower cheese which is considered a snack. How does that equate?


Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Can u have these soups instead of a shake?


Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 11:49 AM

All of our soups are considered meals (so '2 serves' would be 2 meal serves). That said, soups make a great snack option as well, expecially as they are usually jam-packed with nutritious and healthy vegies. For a snack size of soup, you could enjoy half a meal serving.

To clarify, all of our recipes are portioned as meal servings, except for those listed in the "Snacks" category. You can certainly enjoy all of our listed recipes as a snack, you'll just need to serve yourself a smaller portion for a snack.


Sat Aug 25, 2012 at 11:17 AM

I too would like to know if soups are snacks or meals.


Mon Aug 13, 2012 at 7:55 PM

I would also love to know which of the soups are considered snacks or meals, the kilojoules in some must be far too low to be considered a meal surely?


Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Is this a snack or is it considered a meal.


Tue Feb 28, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Delicious soup! I added 1 red capsicum (quatered) to the dish with the tomatoes before placing in the oven. I also used dried basil. Very tasty!

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