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Creamy roasted tomato and garlic soup (heirloom)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins

This soup is creamy and packed full of flavour. Nothing goes better with a grilled cheese sandwich. A match made in heaven.

Course: Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine: American, Canadian, North American
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Author: Nelson Cardoso
  • 3 lbs heirloom tomatoes, cored and chopped in large pieces
  • 1 small cooking onion, sliced in rings
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, flattened with the side of a knife
  • 1 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 medium-size basil leaves
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Croutons and basil leaves for garnish
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 ºF.

  2. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  3. Pour half of the olive oil on the baking sheet and spread it out with a brush, to cover the whole sheet.

  4. Pour and spread out the chopped tomatoes to cover the bottom of the baking sheet.

  5. Place the smashed garlic cloves and sliced onions over the tomatoes.

  6. Distribute the salt, black pepper and basil evenly over the tomatoes.

  7. Pour the balsamic vinegar and remaining olive oil evenly over the tomatoes.

  8. Place the baking sheet in the oven and cook for 40 minutes.

  9. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and add the tomato mixture (including all the juices) to a blender or food processor.

  10. Blend until smooth (about 1 minute).

  11. Pour the blended mixture into a large pot.

  12. Pour in the chicken stock, whisk and bring to a boil.

  13. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

  14. Turn off the heat, uncover, add the cream and whisk until completely smooth.

  15. Pour the soup into bowls and garnish with croutons and basil leaves.

  16. Serve hot and enjoy!

Recipe Notes
  • This soup isn't dark red because we used heirloom tomatoes with a variety of colours.
  • If you can't find heirloom tomatoes, feel free to substitute with a mixture of plum and cherry tomatoes.