Creamy Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup

22 Apr

Sorry for the long absence folks. It’s been quite the week around here. We didn’t even do a menu plan or a grocery store visit this week – basically around here that means the apocalypse is coming…..But I’m back!

I think I am developing a twitch from having not set foot in a food store for so long. Food shopping is one of my favourite activities. I know, I am sick.

So this is soup. Not one of those sodium and chemical canned ones. Real soup.

Making your own soup is so much easier than you would think. This one is a classic. As a little kid tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches were a favourite. As an adult, well not much has changed, in many areas, but we’re just talking lunch today. I’m not going to tell you how to make grilled cheese b/c really, come on people, you’re just fine on your own with that one. But homemade tomato soup. Well I’ll help you out there. This is delicious!

Creamy Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup

Serves 4


6 Roma tomatoes, halved

1 yellow onion, diced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 can of plum tomatoes

2 cups broth (chicken or vegetable)

2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped

1/2 cup of heavy cream

5 grinds of black pepper

Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees. Toss the halved Roma tomatoes with olive oil. Spread on a greased baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes.

Heat a large pot on medium heat. Add a splash of olive oil and saute the onions until soft (about 5 minutes). Add the garlic and saute for one more minute. Add the roasted tomatoes, canned tomatoes, broth and black pepper. Once it has come to a boil, cut back to medium low heat and simmer for 1/2 an hour.

Get out your immersion hand blender and puree (I just do it right there in the pot).

Stir in the basil and cream and heat through.

I highly recommending some grilled cheese for dipping on the side!!!! And in the spirit of this classic grade 1 lunch, you should probably also invite your best friend over to your house for lunch to eat with you. Followed of course by an episode of “You Can’t Do That on Television.” Please don’t judge me.

3 Responses to “Creamy Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup”

  1. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide April 24, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

    That sounds wonderful. Once you make your own soup once, you’ll never go back. Oh and that photo of the sandwich taking a dunk made me hungry. The whole post did. Great recipe.

  2. josie April 25, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    What’s a food store?

    • akitchenincabbagetown April 25, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

      very funny….

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