Souper simple roast tomato, garlic and basil soup

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soup for four
2kg tomatoes
1/2 bulb garlic (we like garlic)
olive oil
bunch of fresh basil
salt and black pepper
there looks like there are some lovely recipes for tomato soup on instructables and I wanted to share this one with you as it’s so simple and you can just chop the ingredients and leave it in the oven to do its thing, you don't have to be precise about temperatures or timings the flavour intensifies the longer it cooks. It was always really popular dish in the cafe where I picked it up.
If you’re fussy you can skin and de-seed your tomatoes first, or sieve before serving.
Chop your tomatoes into quarters and chop your garlic, put into a roasting pan with a good glug of olive oil and stir it around to coat. season well,
roast tomatoes in oven at about 180 cook until soft 40 mins -1 hr
when ready you just have to liquidize, I used a hand blender.

Finally stir through chopped basil,fresh black cracked pepper and either a splash of olive oil or a dollop of crème fraiche to serve.
If you need pepping up serve with chilli oil.
greenplat02 years ago
I'd like to see ricotta and black truffle oil as a garnish.
c3ralki1l3r2 years ago
reminds me of gazpacho..... It's great though :{)
petina (author) 2 years ago
my roasting pan was about 3/4 full of tomatoes, if you spread them out more in a bigger pan they cook quicker.
doctor delt2 years ago
This looks delicious! I'm surprised the only liquid is from the tomato, you don't add stock or broth of nay kind?
petina (author)  doctor delt2 years ago
thank you, you don't need to add any stock, the tomatoes cook down and leave a lovely juice in the bottom of the pan but i guess you could if you left them in the oven a bit too long.
petina (author) 2 years ago
it's so good to be able to cook something delicious and not stand next to the stove. sometimes simple is great!
That sounds great! I've been wanting a good tomato soup recipe and this one looks like it's it!