Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

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Serves 3-4

Roasted Tomatoes

  • 1 cup (heaping) grape tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Soup

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 medium-large onion
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 28oz. can whole plum tomatoes
  • 2-3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Toss grapes tomatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper. Add to parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  3. While tomatoes are in the oven, add olive oil to saucepan and heat over medium-low. Add onion and pinch of salt and cook 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and thyme; cook 2 minutes.
  4. Add whole can of tomatoes with juice, 2 cups of the broth and basil. Break up the tomatoes slightly with a wooden spoon. Bring to a boil then reduce to low and simmer uncovered for 25 minutes.
  5. Let cool slightly and add to a blender along with roasted tomatoes. Puree, add more broth if you like a thinner consistency. Transfer back to pot and season with salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper to taste.

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