Roasted Tomato and Vegetable Soup

I got another bag of delicious tomatoes from my sweet and generous neighbors, Jack and Mary this weekend. Since it has been raining and cold lately, I decided to make a big pot of vegetable soup with a roasted tomato base. I threw in a zucchini (from Jack’s garden), carrots, celery, kale, and garbanzo beans. I served the soup topped with feta cheese. It was hearty, flavorful, and so delicious… the entire family liked it.

Roasted Tomato and Vegetable Soup:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
 
  • 10-12 miscellaneous tomatoes
  • 6-7 cloves of garlic, DO NOT REMOVE SKINS
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, cut into large chunks
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 2 cups of kale, chopped
  • 1 15 oz can of garbanzo beans or white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 6-7 fresh basil leaves, chiffonade
  • Feta cheese, for topping

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees; line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat with cooking spray. Quarter the tomatoes, cut the onions and break up the head of garlic (KEEP SKINS ON SO THEY DON’T BURN). Spread the tomatoes, onions, and garlic all over the lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil over the top, then sprinkle with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper; toss to coat.

Place in the oven and roast for 30-40 minutes; or until vegetables are really soft and the tomatoes are still juicy. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Once they have cooled, carefully peel the skin off the cloves of garlic. Spoon the tomatoes, onions, garlic and juices into a small Dutch oven then add the chicken broth to the tomato mixture. Using an immersion blender, blend the vegetables until smooth, making sure there are no chunks.

Add the carrots and celery; cook for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add the zucchini, kale, and garbanzo beans and cook for 5 minutes. Serve with feta cheese sprinkled on top if desired. Enjoy.

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25 Responses to “Roasted Tomato and Vegetable Soup”

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    Joanne — September 21, 2010 @ 4:09 am

    I've been topping everything with feta lately and it's glorious! I love all these veggies.

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    The Duo Dishes — September 21, 2010 @ 4:10 am

    This beats anything that might come from a can!

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    Monet — September 21, 2010 @ 4:58 am

    How lovely to be able to use these gifts from your friends in such a hearty, nutritious way! I love vegetable soup, but I've never thought to roast the tomatoes…genius!

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    Priya — September 21, 2010 @ 8:44 am

    Comforting bowl of tempting and hearty soup..

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    Sushma Mallya — September 21, 2010 @ 10:53 am

    Healthy and loved the idea of roasting tomatoes …

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    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente — September 21, 2010 @ 11:04 am

    So much nicer and healthier than any soup you could buy. Diane

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    Matbakhun — September 21, 2010 @ 11:31 am

    Great soup i like the roasted tomatoes in it,cheers

    http://matbakhun.blogspot.com/

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    Laura Keller — September 21, 2010 @ 11:47 am

    Looks delicious! I love the flavor of roasted vegetables and I think having a base of roasted tomatoes sounds like the best way to bring that to this soup… Can't wait to try it!

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    Anonymous — September 21, 2010 @ 11:49 am

    What a fabulous idea to roast the tomatoes! I bet that step really added a richness to the soup! YUM!

    Kim in MD

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    5 Star Foodie — September 21, 2010 @ 1:16 pm

    A fantastic looking soup – I love the addition of feta on top!

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    smita — September 21, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

    when first time i saw ur page i fell in love with it!since then i've been visiting ur page regularly. it's one of the best food blogs i have ever seen..just perfect!

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    Nina Timm — September 21, 2010 @ 4:05 pm

    Roasting the tomatoes intensifies the flavor, perfect!! Love the crumbly feta on the top!!

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    Cheryl — September 21, 2010 @ 4:32 pm

    Looks yummy, my Tomato plant finally started doing its thang and of course they are all ripening at once!

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    Marjie — September 21, 2010 @ 5:31 pm

    We all wish we had a Jack, and even more when we see this beautiful soup!

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    Brad Fallon — September 21, 2010 @ 5:54 pm

    That soup is the definition of comfort food – looks delicious!

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    The Blonde Duck — September 21, 2010 @ 6:03 pm

    It sounds wonderful!

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    fittingbackin — September 21, 2010 @ 6:12 pm

    um, yum! I love your recipes that have roasted vegetables!

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    Mary — September 21, 2010 @ 11:21 pm

    I love roasted vegetables in soup and your soup looks especially good, Pam. The cheese makes a wonderful topping and plays nicely against the caramelized sugar in the vegetables. Have a great evening. Blessings…Mary

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    Ace — September 22, 2010 @ 3:01 am

    wow, this was great. I have a recipe blog as well that I just started. Follow me if you could as well, thanks. http://www.newfoundmeals.blogspot.com

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    Sobinique — September 22, 2010 @ 9:53 am

    Looks delicious and healthy! I'm gonna make it myself!

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    Mandy — September 22, 2010 @ 1:33 pm

    This post makes me want to be in the kitchen cutting, chopping, and combining these ingredients to make this soup. Seriously, I can almost smell it cooking on the stove top.

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    Jenn — September 22, 2010 @ 9:31 pm

    Just letting you know…I've been having a major soup craving lately. :)

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    cutekittypunk — September 23, 2010 @ 11:29 am

    yum, looks delicious.

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    Chris — September 26, 2010 @ 3:14 pm

    It's getting to be that time of year and this soup looks fabulous, Pam. Roasted veggies have such a great flavor and I can imagine how rich this soup tasted.

    third try, keep getting a 503-Service Unavailable error. Sorry if you're getting repeats from me.

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    Lilly — September 27, 2010 @ 5:49 pm

    Wow that looks amazing! I'll have to make this tonight!

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