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Fresh Tomato Soup

What you need: 

3-4 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound fresh tomatoes halved and quartered
2 red onions halved and quartered
2 whole garlic cloves
1 teaspoon rosemary
1 bay leaf
1 Litre vegetable stock
2 tablespoons fresh basil (1 teaspoon dried)
100g creme freshe (sour cream or use 2 teaspoons of 807]cornstarch mixed with 1/2 cup
rice/soya milk for a thickener)
black pepper

What you do: 

Pre-heat the oven to 190C/375F.
Place the quartered tomatoes, onions and garlic cloves into a deep roasting tin, drizzle with the olive oil and add the rosemary and bay leave and season generously with black pepper. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes.
When tomato skins are slightly charred, remove the tin from the oven and place the onions and garlic in a blender and blend into a paste.
Add half of the stock to the tin with the tomatoes and place back into the oven for another 10 minutes.
Remove the tomatoes from the oven (take out the bay leaf) and add the tomato/stock mixture to the blender and blend until smooth.
Pour the mix into a large saucepan and add the remaining stock, basil and creme freshe (or cornstarch mix) and heat thoroughly.
Serve with fresh warm bread and enjoy!

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Straight from the garden - very pleased with the result.

Things to know for next time:
*It took a bit longer for the tomatoes to char than specified in the recipe.
*Needs salt (in my opinion).
*The sour cream stole some of the zing from the tomatoes; will use the cornstarch method next time.
*I might add a little vinegar to give the soup some "bite."


Soo good! I would've added some tomato paste, though. It needed to be a little more tomato-y. Other than that, it was awesome! This was my first real tomato soup (I'm used to canned), and it is now one of my favorite foods. I had this with a grilled avocado sandwich. Yum!


This soup is delicious!  I was wondering why the sour cream is needed.  Is that to make a creamy tomato soup?  If you don't like creamy soup, would the soup be ok without sour cream?  I'm having it with some delicious warm bread now and it's great!! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. 


YUM! this was the perfect way to use up extra garden tomatoes and warm up on a chilly october day. now if i can just master fresh bread...


this was DELICIOUS!  :) thank you so much for sharing, I just ate my 2nd plate of the night heh, and I'm probably going to repeat this recipe for tomorrow's dinner as well  ;)


How did you know what I wanted for supper? Yumm-mmee! It really hits the spot without all the awful salt of the canned varieties. I find tomato soup very comforting. Thank you!

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