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Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Here's a wonderful tomato soup recipe adapted from the "Oh She Glows" web-site. I had to tweak it a bit because I didn't have that many fresh tomatoes, but if you do, it would be worth it to use all fresh tomatoes.

Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup

Ingredients for roasting:
4 pounds of Roma tomatoes sliced in half (I used 3 Romas and about 2 cups of diced Pomi tomatoes. A brand from italy.)
1 large sweet onion, peeled and sliced
2-3 garlic bulbs (the whole bulb, not just the cloves. I ended up using 2)
Extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt and pepper to taste

Soup
About 3 cups of roasted tomatoes
All the roasted garlic, squeezed out of it's shell
All the roasted onion
1-2 cups of light cocunut milk (reserve a TBS or so for garnishing)
3 cups of vegetable broth
2 TBS of tomato sauce
2 tsp of garam masala (used as a garnish, but you could add a little to the actual soup if you like the flavor)
Salt and pepper to taste
Garnish with croutons, coconut milk, pesto, herbs, seeds...)

here we go....

To roast the vegetables, place the sliced onion and sliced tomatoes on a cookie sheet lined with foil or a silpat. To prepare the garlic bulbs, slice the very top off of each bulb to expose the cloves, wrap each one in foil, drizzle a little olive oil over the bulb and close the pouch; add to the cookie sheet. If you are using all fresh tomatoes, you may need two cookie sheets and rotate them half way through the roasting time. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly drizzle olive oil over the onions and tomatoes. Place in oven and roast accordingly. About 20 minutes for the onion (until golden and lightly blackened on the edges) and then another 20-30 for the tomatoes and garlic. Ovens vary in temperature so check on your veggies often. Pull them out as needed.

For the soup. Place all the vegetables in your favorite soup pot, adding in the vegetable broth, the coconut milk and the tomato paste. Stir in the seasonings and spices to taste. Be creative here. You could also add in oregano or basil. Bring to a quick boil and then simmer for another 15 minutes. Transfer to a blender being careful not to scald yourself. Pulse a few times to break up or blend until smooth, your choice. Next time I will leave it a bit chunkier. I got carried away with the blender. Garnish with a sprinkle of garam masala and whatever yummy you've chosen. I made my own croutons using sourdough bread. Serve immediately.


Preparing the garlic


Ready for the oven


The rest of the players


Out of the oven


Look at that yummy garlic...


Into the pot


All pureed


Into the bowl


What's this? A vegan pizza on the side... Hubby did this. He's so awesome.



A casual dinner for two complete with a salad topped with homegrown sprouts. :-) I may have to re-visit this meal.
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  • FIT_MAMA_2_FOUR
    Yum Yum Yum! I LOVE making soup and will definitely try this one.
    3373 days ago
  • JENSHAINES
    Wow, Jan - this looks SO good! I'm absolutely doing this soon. I loved the Carrot/Ginger soup, too.
    3373 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4569907
    Oh wow Janice, so yummy!!!

    3373 days ago
  • no profile photo MRSGOAD
    YUM!!
    3376 days ago
  • JANICEMC
    Thanks guys for visiting this recipe.

    Heidi: The Eat to Live Tomato Bisque is fabulous. I think I like it better than this roasted soup, although they are different and probably shouldn't be compared. Both are really good in their own ways.

    Dara: Ever in the neighborhood, pop on over. :-)

    MJ: I'm certainly not talented, but I've been enjoying making recipes and posting pictures of my favorites. Kind of makes cooking a little more purposeful.

    Erin: Thanks.
    3377 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5968222
    Oh Jan this looks great ! Thanks for sharing these fabulous recipes! I will definitely make this! And I love how you include the beautiful table setting too! Very nice! emoticon

    Oh and good job Dave! The pizza looks great!
    3377 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/17/2012 8:41:26 PM
  • ERIN1957
    ...all looks very yummy and so colorful!
    3377 days ago
  • MJK0430
    Wow! You guys are some talented cooks! Looks delish!
    3377 days ago
  • DARA52
    Another really good one! I want to come to your house to eat! We do a summer vegetable/pesto pizza that would work with this. Thanks!!
    3377 days ago
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