Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil
My 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:
- 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)
How to Make Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil
Make the roasted garlic and roasted grape tomatoes with basil
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 heavy 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 it as is. Serve and enjoy.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.netAdapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net Original Recipe by Suzie the Foodie and Oprah Magazine Cookbook
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!
I've been looking for a way to make tomato soup without peeling fresh tomatoes! This is beautiful!
I've been looking for a good tomato/basil soup recipe. I'll have to try this. I hope your daughter is feeling better!
One of my favorite soups! You are the best mom, Pam 🙂
Wow what a beautiful soup, love the flavour of basic and roasted garlic in it…must be yummmm
Mmm, this soup looks lovely! Just stopping by to say hello!
This looks wonderful, a definate try next time we have a cool day. Diane
Sounds like it would go great with a grilled cheese sandwich.
I hope that she is better, this so restorative soap surely that it will help her.
i lve tomato soup, and this one looks so authentic and delicious! wel done, cheers from london
Nothing will cure a cold like a good homemade soup.
Your soup recipe sounds delicious x.
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!
I am a huge fan of tomato soup lately, especially since this calls for roasted tomatoes! Definitely on the to-try list.
A beautiful color for this delicious tomato soup!
And a wonderful bowl of soup to go with that bread. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!
I love the color!
I bet it cured her!
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. 🙂
Yay, soup I can make as soon as my passata is ready (shortcuts I know ). It looks smooth and packed with flavour
That looks lovely Pam….really really nice. I think red photographs really well too.
What an awesome mom! This sounds delicious!
A perfect bowl of tomato soup. I hope your daughter feels better soon!
Yum! I definitely need a good tomato soup recipe. The last recipe that I used was no good. Thanks for sharing!
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.
this is gorgeous, i love the fresh basil in there too!
What a lovely soup – I wish I was warming up with a big bowl right now!
This looks so easy to make. I love all things tomato, so this is exactly what I love. Thanks for sharing.
That is a beautiful bowl of soup, it would make me feel better just by looking at it! Hope she's feeling well soon.
Mmmmmm, does sound good, I do like a fresh tomato soup.
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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!
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.
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.
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.
it being a rainy chilly day here in New England , this sounds excellent!
I'm usually not a huge tomato soup fan, but this looks so flavorful, I'd love to give it a try!
This looks super delicious!
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!
I've bookmarked this to try- looks delicious Pam!
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!
This is a lovely colorful soup!
This definitely looks like a soup I want to try!
Hi saw you on Gonna Want Seconds. This soup looks amazing. Your pictures are beautiful. Thanks.
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…