Roasted Tomato Garlic Soup
the Love of Soup
Serves 4 to 6
Roasted vegetables adds an interesting smoky taste to soups. Delicious served chilled on a hot summer day.
Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C.
1. Trim stem end of tomatoes and cut in half lengthwise. Place tomatoes, cut side up on a large foil-lined baking sheet. Cut into 1/2 inch/1.25 cm off the top of the garlic; place garlic, onions and carrots on baking sheet with the tomatoes. Lightly brush vegetables with oil.
2. Roast for 40 or 50 minutes or unti vegetables are soft. When cool enough to handle, remove garlic pulp by gently squeezing garlic cloves and remove skin off tomatoes.
3. Place roasted garlic, tomatoes, onions and carrots in a large saucepan. Add stock, water, and basil; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
4. Purée soup in the saucepan using an immersion blender or transfer in batches to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Return soup to saucepan, season with salt and pepper and simmer until heated.
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