Homemade Tomato Soup For A Chilly Day

Posted: January 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Happy Saturday! You know what I love about winter? It’s totally normal to eat soup numerous times a week. I adore soup. I even crave it during summer…although Peter usually doesn’t go for the idea of hot soup in a Georgia summer. What can I say? It’s easy to cook, flavorful, light, and pairs perfectly with sandwiches – which are another favorite of mine.

Yesterday for lunch we had some homemade tomato soup. Love. Is there anything quite as comforting as tomato soup on a cold day?

Ingredients

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  • 6 vine ripe tomatoes
  • 2 medium red peppers
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • olive oil
  • 1 - 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 2 boxes of organic vegetable broth

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice tomatoes in half and remove all seeds. Slice and rough chop the red peppers into large pieces. Quarter the onion.

Place the tomatoes cut side up on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper along with the other vegetables.

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Drizzle everything with olive oil and cover with fresh thyme sprigs. Roast in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes.

In a large pot, put 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat. Add tomato paste and allow to heat for a couple of minutes. Add all the roasted vegetables and thyme (remove from sprigs!) and stir for another few minutes until blended.

Add the vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Then, reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes.

Ladle into a blender 2-3 cups at a time and blend to a smooth consistency. Be sure not to overfill the blender. Repeat as necessary.

A perfect wintry soup dinner served. We had ours alongside some light chicken salad sandwiches for a delicious lunch.

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This recipe is courtesy of my father. He actually just started a blog as well. I apparently am rubbing of on the family. ;)   His blog is a political one though, so I got the pleasure of sharing this recipe. I assure you it is GOOD!

Now we are off to a busy day with a few errands and a visit with Peter’s family.

Question of the Day – What are you up to this Saturday?

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43 Comments to “Homemade Tomato Soup For A Chilly Day”
  1. Today is list day. I made a list of the things I NEED to get done and I’m ticking them off one by one. I’m feeling pretty good about it thus far. It’s especially nice since the snow is starting to fall outside and we are prepping for another midweek storm.

  2. That soup looks so yummy and warm! It finally started warming up a little around here.

  3. Lauren says:

    Tomato soup is one of my favorite comfort foods and great with grilled cheese sandwiches! This recipe looks great, I love tomatoes & peppers together.

  4. Katie says:

    this soup looks delish and I agree, soup is a must in the winter, I eat soup more when Its cold for sure!

    So cool your dad started a blog! Love that !

    Have a great day!! Hope Baby B is great!!!!!

  5. Stephanie says:

    That soup looks delish! That’s so cool that your dad started a blog!

  6. Alisha says:

    I wish I would have thought about tomato soup when I was trying to figure out what to do with all of my tomatoes last summer. That looks really good.

  7. lindsay says:

    soup on a cold day is bliss. We did the same. Some warm comfort in a bowl. Hugs and Kiss to baby B!
    LC

  8. yum – that is my kind of soup recipe! not too many ingredients, easy, and it looks delicious! thanks for posting it. :)

    plans for today include spending time with my fiance, watching greys anatomy from this week, and watching the packers beat the falcons!! hope you have a great day!

  9. This looks great! I’ve never tried to make tomato soup on my own! I need too because I love soup!!!

  10. Anna says:

    Looks delicious! This lovely Saturday I am relaxing, cleaning, creating lesson plans and job searching :)

  11. The soup sounds delicious! I can eat soup any time of year too! Our family just went on a 4 mile hike came back, had some lentil stew and then hung out by the fire with some hot cocoa! Perfect Saturday!

  12. Mmm, tomato soup IS the perfect comfort food – cold weather warmer… and my favorite is paired with the classic grilled cheese…

    HAPPY SATURDAY !!

  13. So the I knew I’d love the recipe in this post by the title. Spot. On. I am making this asap!

    Which I guess goes with my plans for the day, because today we are just going with the flow :)

  14. allison says:

    That soup looks delicious!!!!!!!!!! I am sitting at work and i want some now!!! I especially love that it doesnt have any milk or cream and that the veggies are roasted!

    Congrats on the new bundle of joy:):) I hope you are getting enough sleep!

  15. Oh that looks great. Yum. I think soup is probably the only perk of winter too ;-)

  16. I can’t believe you’re making homemade soup just a few days after giving birth! Impressive.

  17. Sounds like some great soup! We had a ton of peppers and all the other ingredients for this soup! Sounds like dinner tonight along w/ a sammich! I loveeee blogs! I too can’t believe you cooked after giving birth!

  18. Heather says:

    Homemade tomato soup is my FAVorite soup ever. :)
    We had my little guy’s birthday party for his friends today. It turned out pretty great for a bunch of 9 yr olds….(can’t say I wasn’t worried)

  19. Jolene says:

    Looks delish! and seriously, still amazed at how much you are already doing after giving birth a few days ago. You are amazing!

  20. I love the idea of this soup, and hiding peppers in it is great! :)

    We stayed in our jammies all day. Played with the Wii and Cool School. I am currently eating gluten/soy/corn/mostly dairy free pineapple pizza with a side of corn/asparagus/carrots (those steam fresh bags). Best pizza I have made in awhile. I think baking for the blog is up after bath & bed time followed by a bit of a workout and some homework for my Beachbody business.

  21. Wow, you’ve got a lot of bloggers in your family. :-) Yay for homemade soups! This one looks delicious. And I love your bowl.
    This has been a laid back Saturday. We took Meghan to gymnastics and that was our big outing. :-)

  22. Holy easy!

    I gotta try this soon.

    Thanks, Tina! :)

  23. Cori says:

    Just came across your blog a few days ago and love it. Congratulations on your new baby boy. I am inspired by you and am using that inspiration to take my fitness seriously. I am going to check out the 30 days of self love. It’s funny how I came across your blog at the exact time I needed to. Funny how He works huh?

    Anyway, today I ran a 5K with my 11 year old son. Special day and I am even not sad to say he beat my by 27 seconds.

    • Melodie says:

      Hi Cori! I found her blog right when she started the 30 Day s of Self Love… it is amazing how He works! I still go back and re read the posts from those 30 days too :)

    • Tina says:

      Thanks so much! Comments like these make my day…or I should say week or month or longer. It’s the reason I blog. To have the community of support for each other. :)

      God does work in GREAT ways. I hope the posts are helpful. I really loved writing them and hope to revisit them sometime this year. You actually just gave me an idea that maybe I will try to incorporate sometime this week. ;)

      And a run with the kiddo sounds like such fun. I can’t wait to do things like that with mine.

  24. My goodness!!! Looks amazing Tina! :D

  25. Lee says:

    I love soup all year round.

  26. Melodie says:

    That soup looks AMAZING! I am going to try to make that sometime this week! Thanks so much for sharing :) Oh, and the fact that are keeping up your blog after just having a baby is AMAZING… You ROCK!!

  27. That sounds like pretty much the best tomato soup EVER!

  28. Mmm, Tina this soup recipe sounds wonderful! Tomato soup is pure comfort food, especially when paired with grilled cheese sandwiches. I’ve made many soups, but for some reason I always BUY tomato…Funny, because it’s one of the simpler soups to make! You’ve inspired me!

    I also want to say CONGRATULATIONS again on baby Braedon! I’m just catching up on your blog, and have loved reading about his first week at home! The joy radiating from you and your family is beautiful. :-)

  29. Kristi says:

    I made some soup on Saturday, too. Chicken tortilla soup. It was okay, but not the best that I made.

  30. oh, a homemade version recipe of tomatoe soup. I MUST TRY THIS!! Thank you for sharing!

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  33. Heather says:

    DEF. adding this to my “soups to make this fall” list! xo

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