Saturday, July 19, 2014

Tomato Soup Recipe

Tomatoes are most definitely out of season here so they have been off the menu but I can't resist a  bargain. $1.50 for 3kilograms and only a couple needed to be passed on to the poultry. The cheap tomatoes tied in well with my yearnings for a bowl of soup for supper too.

Roasted tomato and garlic soup
2kg tomatoes, quartered
1 onion, sliced
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1/4 cup fresh herbs (I used tarragon and oregano)
1 garlic bulb
500mL stock
Preheat oven to 180deg C.
Place quartered tomatoes into a baking tray with herbs, onion and garlic. Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 45 minutes (or until garlic is soft).
Remove garlic and allow to cool slightly.
Squeeze garlic from the skins into a large pot. Add the tomatoes along with any juices from the pan. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and blend until smooth.
Season as desired.
I add a drizzle of cream to my bowl of soup which mellows the acidity of the tomatoes a bit. A little parmesan is quite nice too.
A bowl of soup in a cosy kitchen with those I love close by is just right, right now. If only it was so easy to make peace and happiness everywhere. The news makes me sad. Sorry!


shez said...

yummy thankyou tracy for sharing your recipe.xx

Kimmie said...

Looks and sounds delish!

Fiona said...

the news is sad.... your tomato soup looks delicious....

Lisa said...

How delicious this looks! A good deal on the tomatoes, too.

Mrs. Doug said...

Mmmmm I'll need to try this with some fresh tomatoes. Ours are not ripe yet, but we have lots on the way. Thank you for sharing!

monique's mess said...

Hi Tracey, thank you very much for my lovely little santa, very sweet and thoughtfully made. Sorry I didnt get back to you sooner- illness and just plain forgot!. Your soup would be perfect for this really cold weather we've been having- I havent made a good tomato soup forever might give this a go! Cheers and thanks again. MoniqueX

Tania @ Out Back said...

Sounds yum! Might make some of this for my lunch as I have plenty of tomatoes from the garden, thanks for sharing the recipe Tracy :)

Tania @ Out Back said...

I loved this recipe Tracy, I tried it out, it was very easy and very delicious!