roasted tomato soup

The list of things that I love more than a rainy, lazy Sunday that's spent drinking hot tea, and making soup is a very short one. Gray skies and soup were made for one another.

I have a go-to soup for end of summer days like this. (Yes, it's still summery here. It seems as though fall hasn't gotten the North Texas memo, yet.)



ingredients:
3 lbs. tomatoes on the vine
4 cloves of garlic
6 shallots
1/2 cup fresh basil
4 cups of vegetable or chicken stock
olive oil
sea salt
cracked pepper


directions:
Preheat oven to 425ºF. Cut tomatoes in half, and remove core and seeds. Peel garlic. Peel and quarter the shallots. Place tomatoes, garlic and shallots on a baking sheet, and drizzle (generously) with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Roast for 35 minutes.


Put tomatoes, shallot and garlic (along with any juices on the roasting sheet) into a large pot, with the 4 cups of stock. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile chop the basil. Add the basil to the pot after you've turned off the heat, and puree the soup in batches. Season with one teaspoon of salt.

32 comments:

  1. Looks delicious and I love your presentation of this post! I had some tomato and basil soup today, but not a yummy-looking homemade one like this!

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  2. That sounds amazing. I really will have to try this ASAP!

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  3. mmm i've been loving tomato soup too lately. of course, i've just been buying it form trader joe's, so i'm going to try this one from scratch :)
    it finally feels a little bit like fall here. rainy days and cloudy skies, my favorite.

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  4. YUM! Have you seen the recipe for tomato soup with the bread and cheddar cheese on the top like french onion soup? I've been dying to try it. Here's the link...your soup would be perfect for it!

    http://smittenkitchen.com/2011/09/roasted-tomato-soup-with-broiled-cheddar/

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  5. yummy! i need to try this recipe.

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  6. Stephanie, I have seen that! It looks delish.

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  7. Oh my word. MUST be making this sometime soon :) So yum!

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  8. I pretty much pin every one of your recipes, btw

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  9. Oh dear, this looks yummy!
    My mom makes homemade tomatoe soup as well and it sure is a million times better than the canned stuff :)

    And yes, that is honey in the jar :)

    HUgs
    ~Signe

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  10. Mmm, looks yummy :). I'm going to try this recipe.

    Sadie x

    www.brandnewbutterflywings.com

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  11. Oh YUMMY!! That looks so delicious!

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  12. Okay, the ingredients look great, but what really inspires me is your SUPERB photography! So pretty! And now I'm drooling...

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  13. Yum! I am really stoked for the soup season! This looks wonderful, and I love your tomato photo!

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  14. thank you, you guys.

    Allison - thank you. I never tire of compliments regarding my photos. :]

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  15. Oh my gosh. That looks absolutely DELICIOUS. You should be a food photographer.

    Belly B :)

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  16. That looks fantastic! I love making soups (and eating them!) but it's still 85 in my corner of the world and I just can't bring myself to do it yet. As soon as the sweater weather arrives, I'm all about it :-)

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  17. this sounds so perfect, and these images are just so beautiful!! lovin' the blog girl!
    xo TJ

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  18. i absolutely love tomatoe soup, and this recipe sounds delicious! xoxo

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  19. Mmmmm!
    That looks so good!
    If it's anything like fresh tomato sauce I'll enjoy it :D
    Xoxo
    Sarah

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  20. Mmmm made me crave tomato soup.
    Perhaps this weekend?

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  21. Just found your blog via Melissa at 'So About What I Said' and so happy I did! It's lovely. This soup looks so yummy. The perfect fall night dinner! Happy weekend :)

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  22. I have never found a good recipe for tomato soup... until now. I love the flavor roasted tomatoes give to pasta, so this is definitely going in my "make very very soon if not immediately" pile :-)

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  23. What a wonderfully simple soup recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    Emilie
    www.liveeatsmile.blogspot.com

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  24. yummy, i am drooling!!

    i have been down with cold lately and i think this recipe will do me good. : )

    so thank you.

    i found you just now because mat from bucket and spade recommended me this blog! and i am glad!

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  25. YUM!!!!
    I just had Trader Joe's tomato soup, but I have ALWAYS wanted to make my own, and this recipe looks super freaking amazing, and who doesn't love tomatoes, shallots, garlic, and basil!? :)

    http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

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  26. I was about to make dinner. I'm giving this a try! Thanks for the recipe! very nice blog!
    cheers,
    Betül

    http://balladofseasons.blogspot.com/

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  27. this looks absolutely delicious. I love soup/sandwich combos.. I'm going to try this!

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  28. i made this for my ailing husband last night, it was incredible

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  29. I just made this for dinner -- absolutely awesome!! :) Likely becoming a regular on our dinner roster! :)

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