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July 22, 2012 / Food Follower

Roasted Tomato Soup

I was experimenting in the kitchen this afternoon and wanted to make some tomato soup. I roasted some tomatoes with shallots and garlic, and I have to say, roasting the vegetables gave this soup a slightly sweet and overall amazing taste.

What You’ll Need

  • 5 vine tomatoes
  • 2 shallots cut into small chunks (roughly eighths)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup basil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • Directions
    1) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit for 15 minutes.

    2) Meanwhile, cut the tomatoes into quarters, and squeeze the juices from the tomatoes into a bowl. Strain the seeds out using a sieve. (The tomato juice has a lot of flavor, so why waste it?)

    3) Put tomatoes, shallots, and garlic onto a sheet pan and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.

    4) Place sheet pan with vegetables in the oven and roast for 35 minutes checking occasionally to make sure they don’t burn. (Flip tomatoes and shallots halfway through cooking process).

    5) Once the vegetables are roasted, put them in a blender with basil. Blend until you get a chunky mixture. (I like my soups with a little texture). This should take roughly 20-30 seconds.

    6) Pour tomato mixture in a medium sauce pan with chicken stock and squeezed tomato juice. Heat until hot.

    Yield: 4 servings

    Enjoy!

    9 Comments

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    1. FocusedFoodie / Jul 22 2012 4:09 pm

      Roasting vegetables before introducing them to soups is one of my favorite techniques. I love the smokey roasted component it lends. Ever worked with San Marzano tomatoes in a soup?

      • Food Follower / Jul 23 2012 10:13 am

        Agreed. I just love roasting vegetables. I’ve never heard of San Marzano tomatoes. Are they really good in soup?

    2. Ray / Jul 23 2012 12:55 am

      You must try to make Pumpkin+Splitpeas soup. I am sure you can make it a great tasting soup..

      • Food Follower / Jul 23 2012 10:14 am

        That sounds really good and super creative. It sounds perfect for Thanksgiving.

    3. sybaritica / Jul 23 2012 10:12 am

      Terrific recipe … elegantly simple and very pretty too. You did a nice roasting job on the tomatoes!

      • Food Follower / Jul 23 2012 10:16 am

        Thank you so much and thanks for stopping by!

    4. Katie / Jul 26 2012 5:28 pm

      Hi there! I’m dropping a line to each of my followers to let everyone know that as of tonight my blog will be located at http://www.thesimplesongbird.com. I hope you’ll join me over there!

    5. thehungrymum / Jul 27 2012 7:57 am

      Love soup & LOVE roasted toms. Bookmarking – thanks!

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