Roasted Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

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Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Mary Boteilho

By
@pillowbee

Very similar to a tomato bisque but with NO cream..


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

1 Hr 30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3 pounds ripe tomatoes, cut in half
1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons basalmic vinegar
2 cups onions, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 - 28 oz can plum tomatoes, with the juice
4 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 quart chicken stock

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss together the tomatoes, 1/4 cup olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper on a baking sheet. Spread out on the baking sheet and roast in the over for 45 minutes. I will turn the tomatoes after 20-25 minutes.
2
The original recipe calls for ripe, plum tomatoes. I can't always find them, so use whatever is available.
3
While the tomatoes are roasting, I continue prepping as follows. In an 8-quart stock pot, over medium heat, add the 2 tablespoons olive oil and the butter. To this, saute the onions, garlic and red pepper flakes for 10 minutes or until the onions start to brown.
4
To the stock pot add the canned tomatoes, basil, thyme and chicken stock. Turn heat off.
5
Once the oven roasted tomatoes are done, add the roasted tomatoes and all the liquid on the baking sheet to the stock pot.
6
Bring the stock pot to a boil and simmer, uncovered for 40 minutes.
7
Pass mixture through a food mill fitted with the coarsest blade. If you don't have a food mill, you can use your blender. Because the mixture is hot, you will need to put the soup in the blender in small batches.
8
I usually only blend one-half of the mixture. This will leave you with a more chunky soup. If you want to blend all of the soup, that's OK too.
9
I have also roasted the tomatoes a day ahead and added them cold to the stock pot. This works well too!
10
Serve with grated Parmesan Cheese and bread. Yummy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Healthy