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Roasted Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil

Roasted Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil

Roasted Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil

Recipe Ingredients: 

  • 3-1/2 pounds tomatoes (about 11 medium), halved
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
  • 2 tablespoons kisan canola cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • Salad croutons and thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

Recipe Method: 

  • Preheat oven to 400°. Place tomatoes, onion and garlic in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan; drizzle with oil.
  • Sprinkle with thyme, salt and pepper; toss to coat. Roast 25-30 minutes or until tender, stirring once. Cool slightly.
  • Process tomato mixture and basil leaves in batches in a blender until smooth.
  • Transfer to a large saucepan; heat through.
  • If desired, top with croutons and sliced basil. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe Tips: 

  • Save the Tomatoes
  • We all want to store tomatoes when they are cheap. Here's a really easy tip of canning tomatoes. Boil a pot of water, dip the tomatoes in for a minute, take them out and immediately run them through a strainer with cold water.
  • The peels will come off easily. Now store them in a canning jar and add cold water to fill it up. Also add few tablespoons of salt to preserve them