Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

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Whether it's a rainy day, a snowy day, or the day House of Cards Season 3 was released on Netflix (today, duh), you're going to need this comforting and easy roasted tomato basil soup recipe on hand. 

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There is something to be said for curling up on the couch with a big bowl of homemade tomato soup and a cozy blanket. There just isn't much better than that! If you looked up "comfy" in the urban dictionary, I bet that's what would come up...

Comfy; [kuhm-fee] adj. - the combination of roasted tomato basil soup, couch, & cozy blanket. 

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Homemade soup can sound intimidating. I know that it use to intimidate me! It seemed complicated and tedious and I'm not a fan of either of those things. For reals. So please believe me when I say that this roasted tomato basil soup recipe is so easy-to-follow and will only take about 35 minutes of your time. 

This blend is earthy, hearty, and so warming. Roasting the tomatoes really makes all of the difference. Give it a shot and let me know how it turns out!

Have a fabulous weekend and enjoy!

best, cort.

  • Serving Size: 2 Bowls

What You'll Need:

  • 10-11 medium sized tomatoes, rinsed (I used tomatoes on the vine)

  • 5 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves

  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper (omit or reduce if you do not want it spicy)

  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth (more if you want it thin)

  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degreesF. Slice tomatoes and place them on a large baking sheet. (I dabbed some oil on a napkin and rubbed it over the baking sheet to lightly grease it). Add sliced garlic. Drizzle the tomatoes and garlic with the olive oil. Bake for 25-30 minutes. They should be shrunken and slightly golden/browned. Let tomatoes cool for 3-5 minutes.

  2. Transfer the tomatoes, garlic, and tomato juices from the tray into your blender. Add basil, vegetable broth, crushed pepper, and salt & pepper. Puree until smooth. Split between two bowls and enjoy!

My favorite garnishments for roasted tomato basil soup are cilantro, avocado, roasted corn, or hearty toast! 

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Notes: 

  • If you aren't super into basil maybe start with less and taste test the soup before adding more.

  • This soup can be served cool, warm, or hot. If you want it hot transfer it from the blender to a saucepan and cook over medium for a few minutes until it reaches your desired temperature.

  • This is a freezer friendly meal. Store in a tightly sealed, freezer safe container. Thaw and reheat over medium heat.

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