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  • 2 x 400 g cans whole peeled tomatoes in juice
  • Olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 x 400 g can red beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 rounds feta, at room temperature
  • Olive bread, for serving

Drain the tomatoes and set aside the juice. Slice the tomatoes in half and place cut side down in a roasting pan. Pour over the juice and drizzle with olive oil.
Roast at 230°C for about 15 minutes or until starting to catch.
Meanwhile, soften the onion in 1 to 2 spoonfuls of oil in a large saucepan. Stir in the garlic, roasted tomatoes with juice, and water. Simmer for about 20 minutes. Blend roughly and check seasoning. Bring to the boil again. Add the beans and simmer for about 5 minutes.
Place a round of feta in each soup bowl. Ladle over the piping hot soup. Add a sprinkling of parsley and serve.
Variations: Use chickpeas or lentils instead of beans; try vegetable stock instead of water.
Per serving: 1877.9kJ, 20.4g protein, 36.8g fat, 7.5g carbs

TASTE’s take:
This is enough for a meal, with bread on the side.

Phillippa Cheifitz

Recipe by: Phillippa Cheifitz

Regular TASTE contributor Phillippa is a well-known South African author and food writer, and has won many awards, both for her magazine features and her cookbooks.

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