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Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil

Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup with Fresh BasilMy daughter was home from school with a terrible cold so I decided to make a pot of soup. I found this recipe on Suzie the Foodie and decided to give it a try. I loved the flavor the roasted tomatoes and garlic gave to this soup as well as the fresh basil. It was hearty, healthy and very filling. My entire family enjoyed this soup, especially me. I served it with Marjie’s Cool Rise French Bread and my House Salad for a delicious meal.

Roasted Garlic Tomato and Basil Soup:
Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original Recipe by Suzie the Foodie and Oprah Magazine Cookbook
 
  • Roasted garlic
  • Roasted grape tomatoes with basil
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 2 28 oz cans of whole tomatoes with basil
  • 6-7 fresh basil leaves, chiffonade
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable or chicken broth
  • White sugar, to taste (optional)

Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil

Roast the garlic and tomatoes (click links above for instructions).

Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat then add the onion, carrots, and celery. Cook, stirring frequently for 4-5 minutes. Squeeze the roasted garlic into the mixture then add the roasted tomatoes, two cans of tomatoes, basil, oregano, bay leaf, vinegar, and broth. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Let the soup simmer for 2 hours. Remove the bay leaf then blend the soup using an immersion blender until thoroughly mixed. Taste the soup and add sugar if you want your soup slightly sweet, more sea salt, or freshly cracked pepper if needed. You can also add 1/2 cup of milk or cream if you want a richer and creamier soup. If you want a thin soup, pour through a strainer. If you want a heartier soup, leave as is. Serve and enjoy.

Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil

 

Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net



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45 Comments

  1. I love, love, love tomato soup. Sadly, I am the only one in the house who does so I don't make it too often. It sounds delicious!

  2. I've been looking for a good tomato/basil soup recipe. I'll have to try this. I hope your daughter is feeling better!

  3. believe it or not, i've never made tomato soup with canned tomatoes, which means i've never had tomato soup in the winter or spring. that realization makes me a little sad, so i think your recipe is certainly worth a try!

  4. I am a huge fan of tomato soup lately, especially since this calls for roasted tomatoes! Definitely on the to-try list.

  5. I hope you're daughter gets well soon. Luckily, tomato soup is a perfect cure for colds. Well… also chicken soup. They both go hand in hand. 🙂

  6. Yay, soup I can make as soon as my passata is ready (shortcuts I know ). It looks smooth and packed with flavour

  7. Yum! I definitely need a good tomato soup recipe. The last recipe that I used was no good. Thanks for sharing!

  8. What a Mum you are, making something so healthy and delicious for your daughter in her hour of ick. Hope she's feeling well soon.

  9. That is a beautiful bowl of soup, it would make me feel better just by looking at it! Hope she's feeling well soon.

  10. Added to the short list! 🙂

    Where did you get the whole tomatoes with basil? If I can't find them do you think it would be okay to use ones w/out basil? Thanks!

  11. What a beautiful soup, Pam. Tomato is one of my favorites and I have some roasted ones in the freezer that will be perfect. I can almost taste that intense tomato flavor.

  12. Tomato recipes of this type are rare so this recipe is so much appreciated. This is a pleasantly spicy – freshly cracked pepper – recipe with lot of herbs. Basil is mainly seen as a condiment but it has many health benefits. It contains antioxidants like vitamins C and A, plus beta carotene which help reverse the aging process.

  13. I have had the oddest craving lately for grilled cheese and tomato soup – a childhood favorite. This looks like the perfect tomato soup. I hope that your daughter is feeling better.

  14. I love tomato soup but I have never tried one by roasting garlic and tomatoes; I bet it makes these veggies stand out! Great, I will do that next time!

  15. Hope your little sous chef is feeling much better. Your soup certainly would make me feel quite happy with every spoonful! Gorgeous color and terrific recipe. Pam does it again! YUM!

  16. Gorgeous picture, Pam! I just wanted to jump in that bowl!!! I adore tomato soup and yours looks heavenly:) I bet your daughter felt much better after this…