Roasted Garlic Tomato Basil Soup

Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade tomato soup, soup
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Laureen King
An aromatic combination of roasted garlic and fresh basil combined with garden fresh tomatoes An amazing homemade tomato soup.
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Ingredients

  • 10-12 fresh ripe tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • 1 bulb roasted garlic
  • 6 leaves fresh basil finely chopped
  • 6 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • fresh ground pepper
  • For Garnish - crostinis topped with melted parmesan cheese.

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut top off garlic bulb, place cut side up in baking dish, drizzle with olive oil.
  • Roast for about ¬†20-25 minutes. (bulb will be very soft when squeezed).
  • While garlic is roasting, place tomatoes in large pot of boiling water.
  • Boil just until skins burst and separate. (3-5 minutes)
  • Peel skin from tomatoes, and chop into pieces, set aside.
  • In large pot heat 1 tbsp. olive oil, add diced onions and saut√© medium/low heat until golden.
  • Stir in tomatoes, broth, and basil.
  • When garlic is roasted, gently squeeze garlic out of skin and add to soup.
  • Simmer soup for 40 minutes.
  • With immersion blender puree soup.
  • Add cream and simmer for additional 10 minutes.
  • Season with fresh ground pepper.
  • Garnish with crostinis topped with melted parmesan cheese.

Notes

check out my blog post for How to make Roasted Garlic.

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 1312mg | Potassium: 1062mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 56.4% | Vitamin C: 83.4% | Calcium: 6.8% | Iron: 8.8%