Herb Roasted Tomato Soup

Vegan Herb Roasted Tomato Soup

I made this Herb Roasted Tomato Soup on a very snowy Saturday in Chicago. When you think about it – Tomato Soup is one of the healthiest comfort foods out there. Something about it seems to warm you up instantly. This is a very simple tomato soup recipe that is paleo and dairy free. Some tomato soups are loaded with cream (and therefore aren’t very healthy), but this soup is just pureed herb roasted tomatoes and broth. It is made of pure simple ingredients and is very easy to prepare.

Vegan? Just use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. Want to serve a cute dinner on Valentine’s Day? Pair this soup is a heart-shaped grilled cheese sandwich, or top with heart shaped croutons.

Herb Roasted Tomato Soup

Serves: 2
Total Time: about 90 minutes
Active Time: about 30 minutes

You will need:
4-6 ripe medium-sized Tomatoes
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
2 cloves of Garlic, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped Fresh Basil
1 teaspoon Fresh Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Chicken or Vegetable Broth

Step 1:
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Dice the tomatoes, you want the pieces to be about an inch big.

Step 2:
Spread the tomatoes out on a baking sheet. If the pan is crowded the tomatoes will take longer to cook. Drizzle the olive oil over, and then add the garlic, salt, basil, and pepper. Toss around a bit to evenly distribute everything.

Step 3:
Bake for about 15 minutes. Then use a spatula and stir/flip the tomatoes a bit. This helps them to cook evenly. Then let cook for another 10 minutes. You want the tomatoes to have lost most of their moisture, but you don’t want them to brown or burn. The tomatoes should be very soft, if they aren’t, let them cook for longer.

Step 4:
Let the tomatoes cool for 10 minutes after removing them from the oven. Then place the tomatoes in a blender and puree until the tomatoes are completely blended together.

Step 5:
Pour the pureed tomatoes into a soup pot. Stir in the broth. Simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes, then serve.

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