The great thing about using passata and chopped tomatoes is you get the mixture of textures which really adds interest. It's also pretty good as a store cupboard staple.
Quick Tomato and Basil Soup - Serves 2-3, freezes well
1 tsp Olive Oil
2 cloves garlic
1 Tin chopped tomatoes
1 Pack of passata (mine weighed 500g, 17.5 oz)
1 tsp Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
2 Tbsp freshly chopped basil
Crush or finely chop the garlic. Fry the garlic gently in the olive oil until releasing the fragrance but not browning.
Garnish with more basil if liked.
As well as being a great soup, this is also good as a base for a pasta sauce.