Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup

So a lot is going on this week.

It’s fantastic and hectic and OMG I need wine. Except I am doing Whole30 so… crap!

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There are only a few more days left until this Whole30 is over, so I’ll survive. Plus, this extra push and busy schedule is made crazier by the time I will miss from attending Everything Food Conference next week, but soooooooo worth it.

There will be a lot of running around this weekend but it we’ll get the never ending to-do lists done. Or at least I’ll just wash all the laundry and leave it in the basket until the end of time.

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The one thing I know that will happen is that I am going to make another batch of this Roasted Tomato Soup. Seriously, I’m not just saying that. I can’t get enough of this soup.

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I used the never ending supply of tomatoes from our Tomato Picking Adventures to make this soup. Several batches actually.

Plum, Roma, or whatever tomato you can get your hands on will make a delicious soup. Use a variety of tomatoes. Whatever.

Same with the herbs, use what you have on hand. But just make sure to use fresh herbs. There is a big difference there.

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Eat this soup piping hot and with an extra drizzle of oil on top. And be sure to make a rocking grilled cheese to dunk into there. You’ll thank me.

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Roasted Tomato Soup

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds of ripe tomatoes
  • 2 large onions
  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • 1/3 Cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 Cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3 sprigs of herbs, such as rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil; tied together
  • Koshser salt and freshly ground black pepper

Process

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F degrees. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets or pans with aluminum foil.
  2. Cut all of the tomatoes and onions into large wedges.
  3. Divide the tomatoes and onions between the pans. Nessel the garlic among the tomatoes in 1 pan. Coat with olive oil and the salt and pepper.
  4. Roast for 45-55 minutes. Some charring is good, but do not let burn, mix as needed.
  5. Remove the garlic; set aside. Pour the tomatoes and onion into a medium sized pot. Cut the top off the bulb of garlic and squeeze out the softened cloves out into the pot.
  6. Add the broth and herbs. Simmer on medium-low heat for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove the herbs, and discard.
  8. In batches, pour the soup into a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Inspired from Cravings by Chrissy Teigen

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