Last week I happened into a plethora of tomatoes from a friend’s garden (thank you Micol!!) I saved all the beautiful golden cherries for salad, but I had to think of something to do with the couple of pounds of vine grown tomatoes before they went bad.
Bud and I have always loved a certain brand of canned tomato basil soup. I decided to try to re-create that recipe at home. The result was absolutely and amazingly delicious (if I do say so myself).
Roasted Tomato Herb Soup
for Roasted Tomatoes:
A couple of pounds of ripe red tomatoes (full-size), rinsed and quartered
2-3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 cups low sodium chicken broth
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
basil to taste
Preheat oven to 400F.’
Toss tomatoes in a bowl with olive oil, sea salt and pepper.
Spread out on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
Roast tomatoes on the center rack of oven for about 45 minutes, or until they look slightly charred.
Saute’ onions and garlic over medium heat in a large saucepan, until onions are softened and slightly brown.
Add broth, roasted tomatoes and Italian seasoning.
Bring soup to a boil.
Reduce to simmer and cook for about 25 minutes.
Remove from stove and let cool slightly.
Puree’ in portions in a blender or with an immersion blender.
Serve topped with basil and Parmesan cheese. This is great with a toasted cheese sandwich!!
8 thoughts on “Roasted Tomato Herb Soup”
Thanks for sharing this recipe! I haven’t tried this before, and soup isn’t something we usually eat at home. So, this reminded me that maybe I need to bring eating soup back a bit more at home.
Looks relish! I am looking forward to the weather getting just a bit chilly. That’s my favorite time for soup.
I can’t wait to dip a grilled cheese in this! Homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese is one of my fall comfort foods.
I love when the weather gets a little cooler and you can eat soup! This looks yumym!
It’s funny – I never cared for canned tomato soup and then I started making my own and I now love it! I’ve never roasted the tomatoes first. Great idea
That looks so good! I have tons of tomatoes in the garden right now too!
I have loads of tomatoes ripening, this would be a great way to use them up.
This looks like the perfect companion to a nice Fall grilled cheese sandwich! I especially love that you use more than one type of tomato.