Italian Roasted Tomato Soup
Gluten Free Living – 2021
I love soup. Tomato Soup in particular is one of my favorites and has been since I was a kid. While I enjoy them pureed, this Italian Roasted Tomato Soup is something spectacular. The tomatoes are quartered and roasted with leeks, onions and garlic. The soup also includes fresh chives, basil, oregano, thyme and rosemary sprinkled over top of the tomatoes before roasting. The combination is absolutely heavenly. I mean this is one delicious soup!
Italian Roasted Tomato Soup is healthy, low calorie, vegan and gluten free. But those kinds of recipes don’t have to be tasteless or mind-numbing. 🙂 And this one sure isn’t. I actually started with a recipe I’ve already made, but instead of pureeing the contents, I left them whole instead. Truthfully, I think I liked this version even better! It was fantastic.
Let me recommend a couple of things when making this soup. First of all, please, please, PLEASE don’t leave out the leeks. They make this soup extra savory and delicious. If you’ve never used leeks before, all you do is cut off the bottom and the green top. Then rinse the area where you cut off the green top really well, because sand gets trapped in between the layers while growing. Then simply slice the leeks down. They add so much flavor to soups, casseroles and side dishes. Don’t be afraid to try them; they taste so wonderful. And they’re made for this soup recipe.
Also, I recommend you cut the tomatoes down into eighths instead of quarters. I wanted quarters for the pictures, but then you’ll need to cut the tomatoes down later with your fork or a knife to eat them. So that’s not very convenient. Eighths are the perfect size tomato for this soup. Don’t cut them any smaller or you’ll lose the texture that this soup needs.
Finally, I was very generous in mincing up the fresh herbs that went on top of the tomatoes before roasting them. In other words, don’t skimp out. You’ll want all that lovely flavor when the soup comes together. I scraped every bit of the oil and herbs off the parchment paper and into the large Dutch oven I was using to cook the soup. Every bit. 🙂
I made this soup along with a delicious Magic Blueberry Cobbler for a friend when we had lunch together in late July. We tossed in some homemade garlic bread and both of us had a couple of bowls of this sumptuous soup. Seriously, every bite was delectable. I know that kind of terminology is not usually used about soups, but there is no other way to describe the awesome flavors in this soup.
Soup season is upon us now. Warm yourself up with a bowl or two of this sensational Italian Roasted Tomato Soup. Add a little bread or rolls, or even a salad and you’ll have a comfort food meal to dream about. 🙂
Italian Roasted Tomato Soup is utterly delightful.
Add French, garlic or gluten free bread.
Every bite is amazing. The leeks and herbs add so much additional flavor.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Cut tomatoes in quarters not fourths like pictured above. Place in a large mixing bowl.
Add minced garlic, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, diced onions, sliced leeks and olive oil.
Stir to combine.
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Spread tomatoes evenly over two large cookie sheets. Try to avoid overcrowding. Spoon ALL of the mixture onto the parchment paper especially the oil.
Sprinkle the tomatoes very generously with fresh oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary and chives.
Bake at 400 degrees about 30 minutes.
Transfer all of the roasted tomato mixture (scraping the oil and herbs from the parchment paper) and place in a large sauce pot or Dutch oven.
Add vegetable broth and heat through.
Serve soup garnished with fresh basil, oregano or thyme, if desired.
Italian Roasted Tomato Soup is marvelous. It’s a really delicious meal for cool, fall or winter nights.
If you enjoy Tomato Soup, you’ll find this version irresistible.
Italian Roasted Tomato Soup is true comfort food.
Here’s the recipe.
ITALIAN ROASTED TOMATO SOUP
(My own concoction)
Italian Roasted Tomato Soup is healthy, low calorie, vegan and gluten free.
This soup will warm you up in a jiffy.
Italian Roasted Tomato Soup is a delectable and savory soup that’s so mouthwatering you’re going to want seconds!