Christmas Tomato, Apple and Celery Soup

Making vegetable and fruit based soups is one of the ways you can help towards reaching your ‘five a day’ quota over the winter months. Not only is this soup good for you but it smells and tastes of Christmas!


250g tomatoes remove stalks but keep whole
250g apples, leave the skins, cut into 4 but leaving the cores
250g celery, its fine to the head end
25g butter
225g onion chopped
150ml dry sherry
¼ tsp of ground nutmeg
A pinch of ground ginger
Freshly ground black pepper
1 litre of stock, Use marigold vegetable bouillon or make your own stock, turkey stock would be great!



  • Melt the butter in a large pan
  • Add the onions and sauté until golden brown
  • Add the tomatoes, apple and celery, sherry, half the stock and bring to the boil and simmer very gently for an hour
  • Liquidize and pour through a sieve
  • Garnish with fresh chopped chives