Thursday, May 31, 2012

Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup

This is definitely worth a repost, especially since we're coming into tomato season! Heirloom tomatoes. The different colored tomatoes gives the soup a really deep color and a great taste. You can use any tomatoes you like. Plain supermarket tomatoes are delicious in this soup as well. The roasting really brings out the flavor. I'm lucky that some of the markets around here carries heirlooms. I used a mix of those and vine tomatoes from the supermarket. Would have had home grown eventually but the big kid brought home a mutt from a shelter last year that we all fell in love with and assumed he was part rottweiler and part lab like his papers said. Not a great assumption because he looks part Great Dane with real long legs and a big head. And everything is within reach of his humongous appetite. So much for home grown. There's always next year!


Frankie





Roasted Tomato Soup topped with Greek yogurt instead of cream, croutons and chopped chives. A drizzle of oil and it's good to go.




Roasted Tomato Soup  
Source: Tyler Florence, Food Network
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/roasted-tomato-soup-recipe/index.html

Printable Recipe

3
pounds fresh tomatoes (mix of any kind you like, heirlooms are great)
6 cloves garlic, peeled
1 large onion, sliced
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 quarts chicken stock
2 bay leaves
4 tablespoons butter
plain fat-free Greek yogurt (optional)
chopped chives or basil (optional)
olive oil (optional)
croutons (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Wash, core and cut the tomatoes into halves. Spread the tomatoes, garlic cloves and onions onto a baking tray. If using vine cherry tomatoes for garnish, add them as well, leaving them whole and on the vine. Drizzle with 1/2 cup of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 45 - 60 minutes, or until caramelized.

Remove roasted tomatoes, garlic and onion from the oven and transfer to a large stock pot (set aside the roasted vine tomatoes for later). Add 3/4 of the chicken stock, bay leaves, and butter. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until liquid has reduced by a third.

Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth. Return soup to low heat and adjust consistency with remaining chicken stock, if necessary. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.Top with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of chopped chives. Top with croutons, drizzle with a bit of olive and serve.


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59 comments:

  1. A great summery soup!Your dog is sooo cute!Hugs,sweet Carol!

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  2. Sounds like a very tasty soup! Frankie's a cutie, good luck with the garden:@)

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  3. Roasting tomatoes makes the best soup! I am sure using heirloom tomatoes makes it even tastier.

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  4. i love the idea of adding Greek yogurt instead of cream! Sounds delicious!

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  5. I am drooling over your soup Carol. That sounds so perfect for lunch today (maybe a little side of grilled cheese too). Frankie is a gem...what a handsome dog. My Golden ate my one and only tomato we grew last year and I gave up. She took a huge bite out of it and left the rest for me. How sweet. Please note sarcasm.

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  6. Sounds very tasty. And your dog looks like he is waiting for something good to eat as well. He's very cute.

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  7. Given that I'm planting tomatoes today, reading this is very timely. It
    looks wonderful!

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  8. This looks soooo good and I know it is a lot healthier than canned soups that are loaded with salt. I hope my tomato plants do well this summer!

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  9. This soup is delicious! Can't wait for tomato season to begin...

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  10. i love yogurt with thick soup :) some croutons would be good as light carbs there

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  11. we are having cold rainy days here ( monsoon rains) so this would be a perfect way to warm me up :)

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  12. Isn't Frankie the cutest? :D
    This is the ultimate comfort food my friend, gorgeous!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  13. So Frankie likes tomatoes? Too funny, Carol!
    Roasting tomatoes brings out such great flavor...I just know this soup is heaven. The yogurt and croutons finish your soup perfectly. Great presentation!

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  14. I wait with bated breath for heirloom tomatoes all year! Can't wait to make this soup now that they're coming into season.

    Nothing is safe around my dog either!

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  15. And I'm craving some tomato soup RIGHT NOW!!! I've never tried it with yogurt, always chose cream instead.

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  16. Love this idea; I can only imagine how tasty this must be. must be really nice with that yogurt.
    Rita

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  17. I can't wait. My tomato plants seem to be growing inches by the day but it will still be a while before I can harvest enough to make this soup - but I will, eventually. Add a grilled cheese sandwich and I'll be a happy gal!

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  18. This looks like a great recipe, Carol. In just a couple of months our roadside stands will be filled with big juicy tomatoes and that's when I start trying new recipes and freezing tomatoes for winter. My mouth is watering - I can't wait.

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  19. Homemade tomato soup is awesome. Roasted tomato soup is next level!

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  20. Yum, this recipe sure does take it up a notch...lets see how those tomatoes grow in the garden this summer. I am saving this recipe till mid-season. Thanks Carol!

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  21. Aw, well, with a face like that, you have to forgive him, right? :) This soup looks so tasty--I want to dig into it with a big piece of baguette!

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  22. You always post the best recipes. THis post reminded me of my former neighbor used to have a beautiful garden and his tomatoes were wonderful. My husband loves tomato soup, I'm going to try this recipe. (PS- LOVE Frankie!)

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  23. Oh gosh -- I can hardly wait for tomato season. I bet I could roast the tomatoes in the grill so I wouldn't have to turn on my kitchen oven. Yummm.

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  24. You're right-great recipe for heading into summer. I love Frankie. : D

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  25. I love this soup!!

    I love the puppy even more. :)

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  26. Heirloom tomatoes - wonderful. I must check out our farmer's markets to find some. They don't have them in the supermarket or local greengrocer unfortunately. Have a great week.

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  27. it's funny.
    I love tomatoes.
    In every form.
    except soup.
    don't like tomato soup..lol

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  28. Carol, your Frankie is adorable. I also love tomatoes and this soup receipe sounds delicious. Another keeper, thanks for sharing. Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  29. Hi Frankie!

    Your soup looks scrumptious. :)

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  30. I love tomatoes, but never really developed a taste for tomato soup :-( Frankie is so cutr!

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  31. first time in your space ...the name of the dish attracted me..I love the idea of roasting tomatoes n using in soup !!!that smoky flavor from roasting definitely will enhance the flavor of the soup !!!!loved it n bookmarked !!!I'm your new follower no !!!do visit my space in your free time :-)

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  32. Such a nice and different tomato soup!!!Great for a light lunch!Frankie looks really cute,by the way..XO

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  33. This looks and sounds wonderful Carol and I can't wait to make it - I have a plethora of tomatoes growing in my garden - this will be perfect!

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  34. healthy enough to be my breakfast too :D

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  35. My son and I were just talking about making tomato soup from scratch so I will be bookmarking this recipe. Unfortunately, we are winter now, so tomatoes are out of season, but it is definitely soup season weather wise!

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    1. Roasting really brings out the flavor, even for winter supermarket tomatoes, but there's still nothing like a summer tomato!

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  36. Thanks for all the comments!

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  37. This soup look wonderful and I just love a good tomato soup. Nice dog, too.

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  38. Now I am really hungry. Looks so easy to make too.

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  39. Your soup is such a beautiful color. Delicious!

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  40. Roasted tomatoes uff they are amazing this soup is just great

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  41. This looks amazing--love the roasted heirlooms in it. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays. ;-)

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  42. Carol, this soup sure sounds and looks delicious, I still yet have to make tomato soup and from your description of caramelized tomatoes...yum!
    Hope you have a wonderful week ahead :)

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  43. Your soup sounds very good with the yogurt topping. I can't wait until I can't start harvesting heirloom tomatoes.

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  44. I hope you had a good weekend!

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  45. Your soup looks delicious! Especially with those croutons! Enjoy your day!

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  46. This soup looks so good Carol. I can't wait for my tomatoes to grow to try this! I am sure it will become a favorite of mine!

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  47. The soup looks amazing and Frankie is definitely worth having to use store bought tomatoes - he's beautiful!

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  48. The dog ate your tomatoes! Maybe that spray we use to keep the blasted deer away would work, it is organic.
    Is there garlic in Campbells tomato soup? :)

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  49. Sounds sooo delicious!!! Thanx for the recipe! Have a wonderful day! Cathy

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  50. This sounds so good and my veggie bushel last week was full of tomatoes!!! YUM!

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  51. Great that you linked in, thanks. have a good one

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