While shopping last night, I got my heart set on making a homemade tomato soup for dinner.
I only had one problem.
I think it’s the end of tomato season! I picked up a box of Roma tomatoes, which looked fine on the outside, but when I cut them into quarters, I quickly realized that they were not the ripe, juicy tomatoes I’ve grown accustomed to! Dang it!!! Well, you know what they say…
When life hands you bad tomatoes– ROAST ‘EM!!!!
…okay, maybe I’m the only one who says that. But you really should roast them.
Then make this soup. Seriously.
I’ve been eying Heidi Swanson’s Roasted Tomato Soup recipe for the past few days now, just biding my time until I had all the ingredients on hand. Well, last night was finally the night! I excitedly prepared all the veggies:
Then arranged them on baking sheets lined with foil. (be sure to line your baking sheets– you’ll thank me later!)
…and let them roast away! They’re done when the onions are caramelized, the garlic is soft and golden, and the tomatoes are collapsing on themselves.
Oh, and your kitchen will smell wonderful.
Making this soup couldn’t be easier– once your veggies are roasted, all you have to do is blend them together with some veggie stock! I used my Vita-Mix, then simply re-heated it on the stove so I could serve it piping hot.
Yes, the color of my soup is a little off. I realized, only after blending this soup together, that I used one too many onions. Whoops!
Follow Heidi’s recipe, and I’m sure your soup will be a more “tomato-colored.” Despite the extra onion in my soup, it still tasted fabulous! This is by far the best tomato soup I’ve ever made myself– and it’s completely detox-friendly! (as far as food combing goes, it’s neutral– so you can enjoy it with a flesh OR starch meal!) Win-win.
Oh, and if you lined your roasting pans with foil– like I suggested– you should be thanking me right about now:
When you have NO pans to clean!
Reader Feedback: What fall recipes are you excited to make? Now that I’ve satisfied my taste buds, I’m looking for something new to try! Feel free to share recipe links in the comment section!