Savory and super simple. Roast, throw in your blender, and then devour!
What are you planning on serving for dinner on Halloween? I love to serve a savory, warm soup. I love eating a warm soup before I head out into the chill. Plus, I like to have something as far away from sweet as possible so that I can
take all my kids candy, I mean, have a few treats.
My kids aren’t the best at eating soup. I love chunky, hearty soup…but sometimes that just means they pick stuff out. This silky soup is great, because they can just basically drink it. Plus, they have fun dipping their “garlic bread” in it.
Other than waiting for the tomatoes and onion to roast (which is way better than a candle…makes your house smell wonderful!) it’s so super easy. You basically toss it all in your blender.
This soup also passed the neighbor test. I gave some leftover soup to my neighbor and she said it was wonderful. You will think so too!
Roasted Tomato Basil Soup (Top 8 Free, Vegan Option)
Adapted from: One Lovely Life
3lbs tomatoes, halved or quartered if large
3 Tbsp olive oil
1½ tsp coarse salt (or 1 tsp regular)
1½ tsp black pepper (we omitted)
1 medium onion, cut in thick slices
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/8-1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (or more, to taste)
2c vegetable broth (you can also use chicken broth–which we did)
2c lightly packed fresh basil leaves (This took two .75oz packages for me, de-stemmed)
Toss roma tomatoes and onion with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place on a baking sheet lined with foil and spread into a single layer (I placed mine cut side up).
Roast at 400 degrees for 45-50 minutes.
Once roasted and cooled enough to not melt yoru blender, puree. Pour puréed mixture into a pot. Put the rest of the ingredients in the blender and puree. Add the second puree, to the first and simmer. The longer you can allow it to simmer, the longer it allows the flavors to meld. Shoot for 30 minutes. However, when in a rush I’ve eaten it right away with still great flavor. (I’m an impatient person, and waiting for them to roast already tries my patience with that delicious smell filling my hous!) Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
Garnish with the additional basil.
*Note–you can use an immersion blender if you have one. Also, we like to serve this with Ener-G bread (the only safe bread my son can have) with some melted safe butter and some garlic salt sprinkled on it for dipping.* (Unsponsored love)