Too Busy To Cook Roasted Tomato Soup

 Roasted Tomato Soup On Northwest Mountain Living  & Style

Roasted Tomato Soup On Northwest Mountain Living  & Style

the scoop

I thought I would throw out an extra post this week so I can share what's cooking in my kitchen. I love to cook but usually don't have the time to take pictures and create a post. But sometimes I come up with something too good to not share!

 We all have times when we don't think we have enough time to make a meal from scratch.This is my go-to for those times. It is completely healthy, tastes amazing and takes about 30 minutes start to finish. You can exchange ingredients to meet your tastes or what you have on hand.

the recipe

Ingredients:

6 to 8  fresh roma tomotos (any kind of tomato will work just fine)

2 fresh pacilla peppers (red peppers can be used for a more mild flavor)

3 to 4 gloves of garlic (leave in skin)

1 red onion (any type of onion is great)

2-4 cups chicken broth (vegetable or beef broth work great too)

canned tomato paste

extra virgin olive oil

coarse sea salt

fresh cracked black pepper

For garnish, sour cream ( I use Greek yogurt), avocado, and cilantro. You can use anything you love.

Directions:

  1. Slice tomatoes and peppers in half and toss in olive oil and place on a cookie sheet ( I cover my cookie sheet with foil for easy clean up).
  2. Slice the onion in quarters and toss in olive oil and place on cookie sheet.
  3. Toss the garlic left in it's skin in olive oil and put on the cookie sheet.
  4. Sprinkle sea salt and cracked black pepper on everything. Put into a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. 
  5. After everything is roasted put it in a soup pot making sure to squeeze the garlic out of it's skin.
  6. Add 2 cups of chicken broth and heat up the mixture.
  7. Add 2 tablespoons of tomato paste. (This is optional but I find it gives the soup richness and thickness and enhances the color).
  8. With a hand blender, blend until smooth.
  9. Add more chicken both to the taste and consistency of your choice. 

Note: I love to make grilled cheese sandwiches and slice them in sticks for dipping into my soup. But this soup is amazing and filling just on its own. 

set your table

For me one of the most important aspects of making a meal, is presentation. I always try to use fun dishes that feel appropriate for the food. I used fun bowls with handles and placed them on colorful plates. 

I often pick up fun dishes at thrift shops and in the stores so I have lots of variety to choose from. I love to set a table where nothing matches. 

 Fresh Tomatoes, Peppers and Onion for Roasted Tomato Soup  On Northwest Mountain Living & Style

Fresh Tomatoes, Peppers and Onion for Roasted Tomato Soup  On Northwest Mountain Living & Style

 Tomato and Garlic Prepped For Roasting for Roasted Tomato Soup On Northwest Mountain Living & Style

Tomato and Garlic Prepped For Roasting for Roasted Tomato Soup On Northwest Mountain Living & Style

 Pasilla Peppers and Onion Prepped For Roasted Tomato Soup On Northwest Mountain Living & Style

Pasilla Peppers and Onion Prepped For Roasted Tomato Soup On Northwest Mountain Living & Style

 Here Everything is Roasted for Roasted Tomato Soup On Northwest Mountain Living & Style

Here Everything is Roasted for Roasted Tomato Soup On Northwest Mountain Living & Style

 Roasted Peppers And Onion For Roasted Tomato Soup On Northwest Mountain Living & Style

Roasted Peppers And Onion For Roasted Tomato Soup On Northwest Mountain Living & Style

 In The Pot For Roasted Tomato Soup on Northwest Mountain Living & Style

In The Pot For Roasted Tomato Soup on Northwest Mountain Living & Style

 This Broth Concentrate Was Picked #1 By America's Test Kitchen  And It's All I Use. It Comes In Beef and Vegetable Too. 

This Broth Concentrate Was Picked #1 By America's Test Kitchen  And It's All I Use. It Comes In Beef and Vegetable Too. 

 It's Ready to Blend With Emersion Blender On Northwest Mountain Living & Style

It's Ready to Blend With Emersion Blender On Northwest Mountain Living & Style

 Blending Takes About Three Minutes On Northwest Mountain Living & Style

Blending Takes About Three Minutes On Northwest Mountain Living & Style

 Depending On The Kind Of Peppers You Use The Color Varies On Northwest Mountain Living & Style

Depending On The Kind Of Peppers You Use The Color Varies On Northwest Mountain Living & Style

 Colorful Dishes Are Used For Serving On Northwest Mountain Living & Style

Colorful Dishes Are Used For Serving On Northwest Mountain Living & Style

 I Garnish with Greek Yogurt (It tastes just like sour cream to me), Avocado and Cilantro On Northwest Mountain Living & Style 

I Garnish with Greek Yogurt (It tastes just like sour cream to me), Avocado and Cilantro On Northwest Mountain Living & Style 

I hope you try this recipe and let me know what you think!

As always thanks for stopping by!

Peace!


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