Fresh Tomato Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Roasted garden fresh tomatoes and fresh herbs create the perfect simple tomato soup.
- 3 lbs fresh ripe tomatoes
- 4 cloves garlic peeled
- ½ onion diced
- ½ red bell pepper diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt & pepper to taste
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons fresh herbs basil/parsley/oregano
- fresh basil & parsley for serving
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese optional garnish
- 1/2 cup heavy cream optional
Preheat oven to 450°F.
Wash and cut tomatoes (cut in half for smaller apricot sized tomatoes, cut larger tomatoes into quarters or eighths).
Place tomatoes, garlic, onion, bell pepper, olive oil, salt, pepper and dried herbs on a large pan.
Roast 25 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes. Turn oven to broil and broil 3-4 minutes or until some of the tomatoes get a little bit of char color on them.
Bring chicken broth to a boil, add tomatoes and fresh herbs. Using a hand blender, blend mixture until smooth and creamy. Add heavy cream if using.
Top with parmesan cheese, croutons or a drizzle of heavy cream.
I generally add some cream if the tomatoes are extra tart, most often nice ripe tomatoes won't require the cream. Taste the soup once blended and decide if you'd like to add the cream. Stir in a little at a time.
Nutrition information does not include cream or toppings.
Calories: 137, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 366mg, Potassium: 678mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 2230IU, Vitamin C: 50.9mg, Calcium: 100mg, Iron: 1.5mg
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