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Roasted Tomato and Vegetable Soup

Roasted Tomato and Vegetable SoupI got another bag of delicious tomatoes from my sweet and generous neighbors, Jack and Mary this weekend. Since it has been raining and cold lately, I decided to make a big pot of vegetable soup with a roasted tomato base. I threw in a zucchini (from Jack’s garden), carrots, celery, kale, and garbanzo beans. I served the soup topped with feta cheese. It was hearty, flavorful, and so delicious… the entire family liked it.

Roasted Tomato and Vegetable Soup:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
 
  • 10-12 miscellaneous tomatoes
  • 6-7 cloves of garlic, DO NOT REMOVE SKINS
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, cut into large chunks
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 2 cups of kale, chopped
  • 1 15 oz can of garbanzo beans or white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 6-7 fresh basil leaves, chiffonade
  • Feta cheese, for topping

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees; line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat with cooking spray. Quarter the tomatoes, cut the onions and break up the head of garlic (KEEP SKINS ON SO THEY DON’T BURN). Spread the tomatoes, onions, and garlic all over the lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil over the top, then sprinkle with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper; toss to coat.

Roasted Tomato and Vegetable SoupPlace in the oven and roast for 30-40 minutes; or until vegetables are really soft and the tomatoes are still juicy. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Roasted Tomato and Vegetable Soup

Once they have cooled, carefully peel the skin off the cloves of garlic. Spoon the tomatoes, onions, garlic and juices into a small Dutch oven then add the chicken broth to the tomato mixture. Using an immersion blender, blend the vegetables until smooth, making sure there are no chunks.

Add the carrots and celery; cook for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add the zucchini, kale, and garbanzo beans and cook for 5 minutes. Serve with feta cheese sprinkled on top if desired. Enjoy.

Roasted Tomato and Vegetable Soup

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

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25 Comments

  1. I've been topping everything with feta lately and it's glorious! I love all these veggies.

  2. The Duo Dishes says:

    This beats anything that might come from a can!

  3. How lovely to be able to use these gifts from your friends in such a hearty, nutritious way! I love vegetable soup, but I've never thought to roast the tomatoes…genius!

  4. Comforting bowl of tempting and hearty soup..

  5. Sushma Mallya says:

    Healthy and loved the idea of roasting tomatoes …

  6. Food, Fun and Life in the Charente says:

    So much nicer and healthier than any soup you could buy. Diane

  7. Laura Keller says:

    Looks delicious! I love the flavor of roasted vegetables and I think having a base of roasted tomatoes sounds like the best way to bring that to this soup… Can't wait to try it!

  8. Anonymous says:

    What a fabulous idea to roast the tomatoes! I bet that step really added a richness to the soup! YUM!

    Kim in MD

  9. 5 Star Foodie says:

    A fantastic looking soup – I love the addition of feta on top!

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  11. Nina Timm says:

    Roasting the tomatoes intensifies the flavor, perfect!! Love the crumbly feta on the top!!

  12. Looks yummy, my Tomato plant finally started doing its thang and of course they are all ripening at once!

  13. We all wish we had a Jack, and even more when we see this beautiful soup!

  14. Brad Fallon says:

    That soup is the definition of comfort food – looks delicious!

  15. The Blonde Duck says:

    It sounds wonderful!

  16. fittingbackin says:

    um, yum! I love your recipes that have roasted vegetables!

  17. I love roasted vegetables in soup and your soup looks especially good, Pam. The cheese makes a wonderful topping and plays nicely against the caramelized sugar in the vegetables. Have a great evening. Blessings…Mary

  18. Sobinique says:

    Looks delicious and healthy! I'm gonna make it myself!

  19. This post makes me want to be in the kitchen cutting, chopping, and combining these ingredients to make this soup. Seriously, I can almost smell it cooking on the stove top.

  20. Just letting you know…I've been having a major soup craving lately. 🙂

  21. cutekittypunk says:

    yum, looks delicious.

  22. It's getting to be that time of year and this soup looks fabulous, Pam. Roasted veggies have such a great flavor and I can imagine how rich this soup tasted.

    third try, keep getting a 503-Service Unavailable error. Sorry if you're getting repeats from me.

  23. Wow that looks amazing! I'll have to make this tonight!