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Cozy Homemade Tomato Soup

Cozy Homemade Tomato Soup from the cookbook Fraiche Food, Full Hearts by Jillian Harris and Tori Wesszer

March 22, 2021

Nothing is better than a warm, cozy bowl of soup, especially when you’re a busy entrepreneur working from home. Whether it’s damp and rainy, cold outside or you just feel a bit under the weather, this cozy Homemade Tomato Soup is the perfect remedy!

This tomato soup recipe that my family and I love is from Jillian Harris and Tori Wesszer’s Fraiche Food Full Hearts cookbook! It is easy to make and so good (even my picky eater loves it) Check it out below!

Cozy Homemade Tomato Soup

Serves 8. Recipe below taken directly from cookbook.

Tomato soup is the food equivalent of a warm hug, and this one ticks all the boxes and then some. It is easy, can be made any time of year (though the end of summer is best, when tomatoes are falling off the vines), and is vegan and gluten-free (if you skip the croutons). Oh yes, and it tastes amazing! Roasting the tomatoes with onions brings out the best in these vegetables – there is some serious flavour hiding in there! Pureeing the soup gives it a creamy texture and taste without a single drop of cream.

Garlic Croutons

  • 5 cups (1.25L) cubed or roughly torn bite-sized pieces of day-old baguette
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) sea salt
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed

Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

  • 2 pounds (900g) Roma tomatoes (about 10 tomatoes)
  • 2 large sweet yellow onions, divided
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) + 2 Tablespoons (30 mL) extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) sea salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ cup (125 mL) dry white wine (i.e. pinot grigio)
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 mL) tomato paste
  • 4 cups (1 L) vegetable broth (stock)
  • ½ cup (125 mL) finely chopped fresh basil, more for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (160 degrees Celsius). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

  2. MAKE THE GARLIC CROUTONS – Spread the baguette pieces on the baking sheet. Drizzle the olive oil over the bread, sprinkle it with salt, and add the crushed garlic. Gently massage it all together with your hands. Bake until the croutons are golden brown, tossing halfway through baking, 13-18 minutes. Set aside.

  3. MAKE THE CREAMY ROASTED TOMATO BASIL SOUP – Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius). Line a separate baking sheet with parchment paper.
  1. Cut the tomatoes in half lengthwise and place them cut side up on the prepared baking sheet. Cut one onion into wedges and add to the tomatoes. Drizzle everything with ¼ cup (60mL) of olive oil. Sprinkle with the salt, then gently massage the oil and salt into the tomatoes and onions. Evenly space them out on the baking sheet, making sure the tomatoes are cut side up. Roast for 1 hour.

  2. When the tomatoes and the onions are done, roughly chop the remaining onion. Heat the remaining 2 Tablespoons (30 mL) olive oil in a medium, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until soft and translucent, 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Adding garlic, stirring for about 1 minute. Next, you add the white wine and cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Add the roasted tomatoes and onions (along with any juices from the baking sheet), the tomato paste, and vegetable stock. Bring to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Stir in the basil and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and puree with an immersion blender until smooth and creamy (or cool the soup slightly and blend in a high-speed blender). Reheat if needed.
  1. Divide soup among bowls, top with a handful of Garlic Croutons and a sprinkle of chopped basil, and serve

Tell me in the comments, as a busy mompreneur or female CEO working from home, what are some of your go-to snacks and meal to make during the day?

If you are looking for other awesome recipes to make while you’re working from home, check out THIS AMAZING RECIPE for ‘power pucks’ – much like energy balls. If you like chocolate and peanut butter you’re in for a treat.

From my kitchen table to yours,

I am a professional copywriter, brand strategist and the Founder of Kitchen Table CEOs. (I also have a sweet tooth and love food).Through tips, writing templates and one-on-one consulting services, I help women entrepreneurs create the content, brand and online presence they need to launch and grow their business. For more information on my services and how to work with me, please click HERE.

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