SECRET INGREDIENT TOMATO BASIL SOUP

Enjoy a creamy, luxurious tomato basil soup without the guilt! There is no cream, sugar, or any unnecessary additives in my Tomato Basil Soup! Plus, the secret ingredient makes this soup so so good!

SECRET INGREDIENT TOMATO BASIL SOUP

INGREDIENTS:
  1. 3 lbs. tomatoes, (2 lbs. Roma, cut in half + 1lb. whole cherry, etc.)
  2. 1 medium onion, cut into chunks
  3. 6-10 garlic cloves
  4. 3 large carrots, peeled + cut in half
  5. ⅓ cup olive oil
  6. salt and pepper
  7. 4 cups vegetable stock (or chicken stock)
  8. 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  9. ¼-½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  10. 2-4 tablespoons basil pesto

DIRECTIONS:
  • ROAST: Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 375ºF. Place the tomatoes, onions, garlic, and carrots on one large baking sheet. It’s okay if some of the ingredients are overlapping. Drizzle the olive oil along with a generous pinch of salt and pepper and give it a good toss so it’s all evenly seasoned. Place the baking tray in the oven and allow the ingredients to bake for 1 hour. Check on the ingredients around 30 minutes and give it a toss as needed.
  • BLEND: Transfer the ingredients along with any juices from the baking tray to a blender and blend the veggies until they are completely smooth. If you’ve got a super powerful blender it will go in one batch and be super quick. If you’ve got a regular blender, you may need to add a little broth to help it along. If you’ve got a hand blender, you can skip this step and add all the remaining ingredients into a large pot and just blend it all there.