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Roasted tomato soup with basil

Roasted tomato soup with basil

What is better than a tomato soup? A roasted tomato soup with basil ?

Dinner should always be nice and light, as this will (should) ensure a good night sleep. And a lovely soup can be the answer. A few simple ingredients, a few tricks, a bit of magic, a blender, and voilà, dinner is served.

About the tricks, roasting the tomatoes gives the soup that wow taste. You can also roast the onion at the same time, but l prefer to fry it to get that lovely caramelised taste and then add the roasted tomatoes to the pan. Some people may like to serve the soup with cream as well, I just added a bit on top, but you can also add some while you blend the tomatoes.

Cooking at home is so easy, and l cannot believe how much money people spend on ready-made soups. So many nasty ingredients are added to give a better taste. I am always shocked to read some labels,  you hardly get any vegetables in your soup. Not to mention the soups in sachets, which are really bad for our health.

So let’s get cooking!

Roasted tomato soup with basil

Roasted tomato soup with basil

Roasted tomato soup with basil

Ingredients:

  • 8 tomatoes on the vine
  • 1 onion
  • 400 ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • salt and black pepper
  • basil
Roasted tomato soup with basil

Roasted tomato soup with basil

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
  • Cut the tomatoes in quarters and place them on a roasting tray.
  • Roast for 45 minutes.
  • In a pan, add one tbsp of vegetable oil. Cut the onion finely and fry until golden.
  • Add the roasted tomatoes to the pan and cook for 10 minutes, until the tomatoes become mushy.
  • Add 400 ml of vegetable stock and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Chop some basil and season well with salt and pepper.
  • Remove from the heat and allow it to cool.
  • Pour the soup in the blender and blend until smooth.
  • Sieve the pips out, then transfer to a pan and reheat it.
  • Transfer to a bowl and serve hot.

Enjoy! ?

Roasted tomato soup with basil

Roasted tomato soup with basil

Roasted tomato soup with basil

Roasted tomato soup with basil

Roasted tomato soup with basil

Roasted tomato soup with basil

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  • Amy
    November 21, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Mmmmmmm……Good manners: The noise you don’t make when you’re eating soup. Delicious ?

    • Daniela Apostol
      November 21, 2015 at 5:45 pm

      ? thank you for stopping by!

  • milliethom
    November 22, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    I love homemade soup and make a lot of it, and this one, with the basil, looks very tasty. I freeze some of mine in individual portions, too. I’ve read that roasting many vegetables for soup improves the flavour – like butternut squash. I’ll give it a try with this one. Thank you for a lovely recipe. 🙂

    • Daniela Apostol
      November 22, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      Thank you! Glad you like it ?

  • cookingwithauntjuju.com
    November 22, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    I love to make tomato soup using fresh tomatoes but unfortunately our tomato season is over. Looks delicious 🙂

    • Daniela Apostol
      November 22, 2015 at 10:59 pm

      Thank you! Indeed, using fresh tomatoes when they are in season adds a distinct flavour to the soup.

  • Ruta
    December 2, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    This Looks very tasty… definitely gonna try this recipe…!!! Thanks for sharing..!!!

    • Daniela Apostol
      December 2, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you very much, l hope you’ll like it ?

    • Daniela Apostol
      December 2, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

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