Easy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup (Recipe)

Oct 20, 2023

Easy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup (Recipe)


✅ 3 lb Roma tomatoes halved

✅ 2 to 3 carrots peeled and cut into small chunks

✅ Extra virgin olive oil (Evoo)

✅ Salt and pepper

✅ 2 medium yellow onions chopped

✅ 5 garlic cloves minced
✅ 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes

✅ 2 oz fresh basil leaves

✅ 3 to 4 fresh thyme springs 2 tsp thyme leaves

✅ 1 tsp dry oregano

✅ 1/2 tsp paprika

✅ 1/2 tsp ground cumin

✅ 2 1/2 cups water

✅ Splash of lime juice optional


1️⃣ Heat oven to 450 degrees F.

2️⃣ In a large mixing bowl, combine tomatoes and carrot pieces. Add a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, and season with kosher salt and black pepper. Toss to combine.

3️⃣ Transfer to a large baking sheet and spread well in one layer. Roast in heated oven for about 30 minutes. When ready, remove from the heat and set aside for about 10 minutes to cool.

4️⃣ Transfer the roasted tomatoes and carrots to the large bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade. Add just a tiny bit of water and blend.

5️⃣ In a large cooking pot, heat 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil over medium-high heat until shimmering but not smoking. Add onions and cook for about 3 minutes, then add garlic and cook briefly until golden.

6️⃣ Pour the roasted tomato mixture into the cooking pot. Stir in crushed tomatoes, 2 1/2 cups water, basil, thyme and spices. Season with a little kosher salt and black pepper. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and cover part-way. Let simmer for about 20 minutes or so.

7️⃣ Remove the thyme springs and transfer tomato basil soup to serving bowls. If you like, add a splash of lime juice and a generous drizzle of EVOO. Serve with your favorite crusty bread or grilled pieces of French baguette.


Servings : 6
Ready in : 50 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Recipe Type : Soup
Calories : 104.9 kcal

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