Roasted Tomato Soup
I LOVE TOMATO SOUP. Campbell's tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches has always been my favourite quick 'n easy comfort meal. The other great thing about the meal: it is often made by my husband. So really, it can't get much better.
The only problem: I don't like buying or eating store-bought canned soups. Not only do some soups have unpronounceable ingredients, but the amount of added sodium is ridiculous. The other unappealing aspect of canned tomato soup specifically is that the acid from the tomatoes really brings out the nice metal taste of the can. Mmm mmm good!
So, I finally decided I would no longer buy my beloved canned tomato soup (I had stopped buying other canned soups eons ago, but just couldn't part with my tomato soup!)
As luck would have it, just after we got cable at our house, I was watching the Food Network and there was a Roasted Tomato Soup recipe shown on 'Ten Dollar Dinners.'
I made it last week and it was yummy. It definitely tasted different than the "fake" tomato soup I grew up eating but it was wholesome, warm, and comforting nonetheless. I didn't take any pictures, but it's super simple to make!
So here's the recipe from the Food Network:
- 8 Roma tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon water, divided
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons dried herbes de provence (I didn't have any so I used some italian herbs I had on hand)
- 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
- Sour cream or olive oil, for garnish (optional)
Next time I make this, I will be making a double batch to freeze some! This amount yielded enough to feed 4 of us with a sandwich on the side.