Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup

Even though I am not at home, I am trying to get in some
cooking time. I made this roasted tomato-basil soup the other night
and will add this to my “I will make this again” list. I served the
soup with sourdough garlic bread from Whole Foods, but I think the
next time I will just add croutons.

Tomato and Basil Soup


tomato and basil
soup

Roasted Tomato
and Basil Soup

10 Roma tomatoes, halved lengthwise
4 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
4 – 6 cloves garlic, minced
5 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 – 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
salt and pepper

roasted tomatoes

roasted tomatoes

Preheat oven to 400°.

Arrange tomato halves in a roasting pan. With the cut side up, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the basil and the minced garlic evenly over the tomatoes. Then drizzle 4 tablespoons of the oil evenly over the tomatoes. Roast the tomatoes until they are soft when pierced with a fork and the skins slip off easily, 40 – 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and discard the skins.

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add the remaining 1-tablespoon oil and sauté the onions until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add the roasted tomatoes, wine, and chicken broth; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, until the tomatoes have broken down, the mixture has thickened, about 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Purée the soup in a blender until smooth. Return to the pan and reheat.

Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with the remaining basil.

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