Soup in seconds….

Sometimes I need soup and I need it fast, but a tin just doesn’t really seem like a meal.  This is our standard souper-quick dinner.  Just mix the ingredients in a pan and heat through and you’ll have a hearty dinner for two.

It’s also great at the end of a hot day when you don’t really want to have the cooker on for long (although souper-husband thought it was a good idea to roast a chicken on the hottest night of the year so far, so I guess this is not a consideration for everyone….)


1 carton “fresh” soup (normally a supermarket “taste-the-extra-finest” one)

1 tin of a “coordinating” soup (for me, normally a “lighter” tomato soup)

Fresh soft herbs

Spinach, mushrooms, sweetcorn to suit

any other garnishes you fancy…


My favourite combinations are:

  • Carton of chicken mulligatawny,  tin of tomato soup, fresh coriander, spinach
  • Carton of Sri Lankan chicken soup, tin of tomato soup, fresh basil, spinach, mushrooms (pictured)
  • Carton of bean, corn & chipotle soup, tin of tomato soup, sweetcorn and crushed tortilla chips
  • Carton of roast red pepper, tin of tomato soup, fresh basil

Does anyone else do this?!  If so, do you have any good combinations to share?

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