Recipe by Rosa
"A summer/fall specialty, blending the flavors of garden fresh basil and juicy tomatoes. Make this soup when you are feeling tomato rich."
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Roma (plum) tomatoes, quartered
chopped fresh basil
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
The flavors in this soup are so delicious and heavenly. The only change I would make is to make sure you peel the tomatoes before putting them in the food processor to get rid of the skins and make it smoother.
The adjective 'hearty' in the title of this recipe is a little misleading. Try 3x tomatoes or 1/3 broth.
I found this to be the best roasted tomato soup recipe I've tried. We doubled the garlic to add additional flavor. We also blended 1/2 the tomatoes/garlic and chopped the other 1/2 to have some chunks in the soup. Yum!
It had the taste I was looking for. I used regular tomatoes, not romas. I only used half of the chicken broth because I wanted it thick. I felt if I used the full one quart it would have been too watery and less tast. I also used about 8 or 9 cloves of garlic. Soooo gooood!!
I love planting, growing, harvesting and cooking tomatoes...I'm not such a big fan of eating them unless they are perfectly ripe or as spaghetti sauce. I made this strictly because I had bowls of tomatoes - mostly cherry and grape - that needed to be used NOW, and they were just beyond the stage that I would eat them raw. So, I roasted about 5 Roma and two medium beefsteak, cut in wedges, and maybe a pint and a half each of cherry and grape, leaving them whole. Doubled the garlic and when it came time to add broth, just used a cup or so of vegetable stock. I could not believe how delicious this soup is! And despite the fact that I added no cream or milk, it actually looked creamy! I didn't mind the skins, as others had mentioned, as the food processor mulched them up pretty good, but it does have lots of seeds that, unless you're in the mood for a real rustic soup, you may want to strain them out before adding the basil. Tough call though, because if you strain the seeds, you're straining the tomato pulp and pieces of garlic, so I just chose to live with it. Delicious and healthy, and now no garden tomatoes will ever go to waste in my house - Thank you!!!
Excellent recipes. I would recommend adding the broth a bit at time instead of all at once. That way you can control how thick the soup is.
This recipe is great! I make this all the time now. It is a light soup so it is not a meal in itself but the roasted garlic and tomato and the basil just taste so fresh. Make sure you roast them till they are browning nicely. Yum!
I'm making my second batch in three days. Last time I used less broth, and was out of basil---but every drop was so delicious! We like it warm. Today I'm doubling the recipe and I plan to keep a batch in the fridge & freezer, because it's not only great as it is but this will make a great base for other soups and for sauces.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Hearty Hot or Cold Roasted Tomato Soup
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 137
** Calories from Fat: 96
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