On rainy days where I want to do nothing but snuggle up on the couch, my go-to soup is this very easy but delicious roasted tomato and garlic soup.
I posted a similar recipe not too long ago when I was starving at home and went the route of “what’s in my fridge and what can I make?” Well the other day, it was rainy and I just wanted to have something warm and cozy at home so I thought why not an easy tomato basil soup – healthy, delicious, and perfect for the rainy day!
easy tomato basil soup recipe – healthy and cozy! plus, all the garlic!
Still fighting off the remainder of my cold (as shown by my whining on Instagram stories lol), I was craving with something with garlic in it. If you know me then you know I’d add garlic into anything and everything so for this roasted tomato and garlic soup, I went with 3 bulbs of garlic. Three! But what is it about soup that just makes everything feel x10 times more cozy? I’m definitely a happy camper snuggling up on the couch with my soup.
This soup was not as creamy as I’d like compared to before since I didn’t add potatoes to it. Feel free to add that if you’d want a creamier soup. For this roasted tomato and garlic soup, you’ll need a pot to fit 1L of soup and you’ll need a blender.
I’m using the blender to create the creamy texture. Keep in mind that hot liquid expands and to avoid a messy explosion in my kitchen, I did not fill my blender up to the top and I took out the stopper on the lid. Instead, I covered the hole in the lid with a damp paper towel to give the heat some place to escape.
Roast Tomato and Garlic Soup
On rainy days where I want to snuggle up on the couch, my go-to soup is this very easy roasted tomato and garlic soup.
- 8 tomatoes sliced in half, seeded
- 3 heads garlic
- olive oil
- 1 litre vegetable stock
- salt and pepper to taste
- handful of basil
- 1/4 cup cream
Heat oven up to 400F.
Place halved tomatoes, cut side up into a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil. Place it into the oven.
Loosely wrap 3 heads of garlic (top sliced off) into tin foil and place it into the oven to roast. Roast for everything for 35 minutes.
Once everything is done roasting, remove the garlic cloves from the head and turn it into a paste by squishing it with a knife.
Place the tomatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, and vegetable stock into a pot and bring into a boil.
After simmering for 20 minutes, transport to a blender and blend til smooth.
Before serving, stir in your cream
What’s your favourite soup for the cold weather? How do you make your soups creamy?
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