Creamy Tomato Soup with Mozza-ball Skewers

Happiness is deep-fried balls of cheese, floating in a bowl of warm creamy soup. Mmmm.


Tomato Soup

  • 2 lbs cherry tomatoes
  • 2 whole bulbs of garlic, tops sliced off
  • 1 large red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 4 large sprigs of thyme, leaves picked off
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Pesto, to serve

Fried mozzarella balls

  • 12 mini mozza-balls
  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large roasting pan, add the tomatoes, garlic bulbs and red onion. Drizzle with the balsamic vinegar and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle over the thyme leaves and season with sea salt and ground black pepper.

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