This is one delicious homemade soup, perfect for chilly winter days or a quick weeknight meal. For an extra flavor boost, add a bouquet garni during simmering.
Some Kinda Good Roasted Tomato Soup
- 1 pound of fresh tomatoes, cut into quarters (About 4 medium size)
- Handful of heirloom cherry tomatoes
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 3 cloves of fresh garlic, smashed
- 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Herbs de Provence or dried Italian herbs
- 2 1/2 cups of Chicken or vegetable broth
- Heavy cream, optional
- Green onion, for garnish
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Slice medium tomatoes into quarters and heirloom tomatoes in half. Spread onto a large baking sheet, along with smashed garlic cloves and onion. Drizzle with olive oil and season well with salt and pepper. Toss everything together using clean hands. Roast for 30 minutes. Once vegetables have roasted, if using an immersion blender, transfer vegetables to a large stockpot set over medium heat. Add chicken broth and season again with salt and pepper. Blend vegetables to desired consistency. Turn the heat to high, cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Reduce liquid until thickens about 2-3 minutes. Turn heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Serve soup in a bowl, with a splash of heavy cream. Garnish with grilled cheese croutons and green onion.
For Grilled Cheese Croutons:
- 2 slices of bread
- Unsalted butter, room temperature
- Sharp Cheddar Cheese, sliced
Butter one side of each slice of bread. Using a panini press, place one slice of bread butter side down on the grill. Top with cheddar cheese, followed by other bread slice (butter side up). Close lid and grill until cheese has melted. Remove from grill and slice into nine cubes, as shown below:
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