A lucky purchase of plum tomatoes at $5 inspired my attempt at a Tomato Basil Soup. Let's see what I did & whether its something that YOU would like to try!
You will need:
3-4 lbs of Plum Tomatoes halved
1 tbs Kosher Salt & 1 tsp Ground Pepper
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 large Onion chopped
4-6 cloves Garlic minced
Sprinkle of Red Pepper flakes
4 cups of Vegetable Soup Broth
1 can of Chopped Tomatoes
1-2 cups Basil Leaves
Preheat the oven to 375F
Slice your plum tomatoes in half & in a large bowl add the olive oil, salt & pepper. Toss like a pro & place tomatoes onto a baking sheet & pop into the oven approximately 45 minutes. A little smoking is normal! While tomatoes are in oven, prep the onion, garlic, clean the basil & make the soup broth.
In a large pot add 1 tbs Olive Oil & saute the onions, garlic & red pepper flakes until they are tender. Next add the Canned Chopped Tomatoes, Vegetable Soup Broth & whole Basil Leaves. Grab your tray from the oven and pour the entire tray of Roasted Plum Tomatoes into the pot.
Bring it to a nice boil & then simmer for 30-40 minutes. Use your stick blender to mix & enjoy! Grilled Cheese on Lentil Bread will be our companion today! Yum!
Such a tasty little dish!