I am not much of a tomato soup fan. I love the tomato basil soup from La Madeleine, but that was it…until I made this. I made this for my BFF and her husband(who welcomed a baby boy into the world today), and while I tasted it to make sure it had enough seasoning, I knew I would need to make some for myself.
It was very easy with using canned tomatoes. I used Muir Glen organic tomatoes which are fabulous. This was perfect with grilled cheese sandwiches on a chilly evening or can be frozen for a later time.
Roasted Tomato Soup
Adapted from Broke Ass Gourmet
1/2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
2-14.5 oz. cans roasted crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup half-and-half
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped parsley for garnish (optional)
1. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes,until fragrant. Add tomatoes and cook, covered for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
2. Puree using a blender, food processor or immersion blender. Return to pot, stir in the half-and half and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley once in soup bowls.