- 3-1/2 pounds tomatoes (about 11 medium), halved
- 1 small onion, quartered
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 12 fresh basil leaves
- Salad croutons and thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
- Preheat oven to 400°. Place tomatoes, onion and garlic in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan; drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with thyme, salt and pepper; toss to coat. Roast 25-30 minutes or until tender, stirring once. Cool slightly.
- Process tomato mixture and basil leaves in batches in a blender until smooth. Transfer to a large saucepan; heat through. If desired, top with croutons and sliced basil. Yield: 6 servings.
Reviews for Roasted Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil
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"Very good. I added 1 tsp of sugar. I also pureed for 2-3 minutes to get a smoother texture. Delicious!"
"This soup is outstanding! I doubled the recipe and roasted the veggies for close to an hour. After processing in my blender, I put the mixture through a sieve to remove the skins and seeds. The soup was easy to make, thick, and delicious! I plan on making more with my garden-fresh tomatoes and freezing it to enjoy this winter."
"This is a very good tomato soup recipe. I was afraid it wasn't salty enough somI added a little more. After it sat it was too salty. Lesson leatned is that it's probably salty enough so don't be too quick to add more. P.S. It's really good cold also!"
"The soup is good, but very chunky. I think an immersion blender would do the best job, rather than a food processor. The roasted tomatoes smelled amazing when I pulled them out of the oven, and the soup is very simple to make."
"I made this recipe tonight, didn't blend it, but served it over linguine rigati. It was very good. I liked that I didn't have to poach and peel the tomatoes, as I usually do when making sauce. I doubled the recipe and roasted the tomato mixture for one hour. My family loved it! This recipe really brings out the flavor of the tomatoes and is a great and easy way to use abundant tomatoes and basil from the garden. A definite keeper!"