Vegan Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Vegan Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Vegan Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup
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Sorry guys. Here I go with yet another recipe featuring tomatoes. I have tried to diversify more, but I really can’t help it. In my quest to discover and create fully plant-based version of foods that I love, I keep coming across and inventing incredibly delicious recipes that I just need to share. And lots happen to feature tomatoes. Also, this blog happens to be the perfect way for me to hold myself accountable with writing recipes down. I have been known to create a delicious recipe, not take notes, and then not remember how I made it.

Vegan Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Vegan Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Vegan Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Vegan Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

The note taking is working. This blog is turning out to be the perfect way for me to remember my recipes and also share them with family, friends, and the world! Score.

So yeah. Tomatoes.

Vegan Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Vegan Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Vegan Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Vegan Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Vegan Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

I know I talk a lot about the weather on this blog, but it is so integrated in what I am cooking and baking, so I guess it makes sense. In these last few weeks of summer, I find myself transitioning into the autumn mentality of food. When I think of tomatoes, I definitely think of summer. But when I think of cooler weather and autumn, I think of soup. This seems obvious, right? So here we are. Tomato soup.

Vegan Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

I have always loved tomato soup. In my previous not completely plant-based life, I loved tomato soup with the standard companions of grilled cheese sandwiches and hard boiled eggs. I almost never eat those things anymore, so I needed a way to boost the soup itself.

Vegan Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

The addition of onion and garlic really boost the flavor of this soup. The cauliflower adds more nutrition and an added creaminess, even though this soup is fully vegan. It’s perfect! Roasting the tomatoes isn’t really necessary while making soup like this, but I find that it really enhances the flavor.

Vegan Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Vegan Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

If it is the winter time, I would try making this recipe using canned tomatoes and skipping the roasted step. It could be just the perfect soup for a cold evening in the winter. Regardless of the season, this soup is a winner!

Vegan Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup
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Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 3 lbs tomatos-any variety (I used grape and roma)
  • 2 teaspoons italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • sprinkle of salt
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 small head cauliflower, chopped
  • 7 cups veggie broth
  • one small handful of fresh basil plus some for garnish
  • croutons

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Chop larger tomatoes in half. Toss tomatoes with 3 tablespoons olive oil and seasonings.
  3. Spread tomatoes and garlic (I left the skin on) over a baking sheet. Roasted for about 35-40 minutes.
  4. While tomatoes and garlic are roasting, sauté onion in large pot in remaining olive oil over medium heat for about five minutes.
  5. Place chopped cauliflower and broth in pot with the onions. Bring to simmer and cook until cauliflower is completely soft, about ten minutes.
  6. When the tomatoes and garlic are done, remove from oven and let cool. Optional step: remove skin from tomatoes. This provides a smother texture to the finished soup.
  7. Remove skins from garlic.
  8. Place tomatoes, garlic, and handful of fresh basil into pot with broth, cauliflower, onions. Either blend with an immersion blender or regular blender. Be very careful with the hot soup if using a regular blender so that it doesn’t splatter you!
  9. Pour into bowls and garnish with croutons and basil.
  10. Enjoy!
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