tomato soup – autumn must be near!

by Sharon Santoni
[blank]At the end of the summer season we tend to have a glut of tomatoes, some riper than others, some more beautiful than others – definitely home grown!
Our days have become more chilly so the tomatoes aren’t going to ripen much more now.  The time has come to make some soup!
I prefer to oven-roast my vegetables for this kind of country,  full-flavoured soup.   I cut up all the tomatoes into chunks, throw them into a baking tray with a good dash of olive oil, pepper, some rock salt, several cloves of garlic, a red onion and – if I am in the mood – a bell pepper, or even a small chilli.
While they are roasting in a hot oven, I slice some good firm bread and rub it with a garlic clove, then break the slices into pieces before laying  on a baking tray with a little olive oil.  This is slipped into the oven to brown while the soup is finished and blended.
When all the vegetables are well cooked through and even slightly caramelised, it is time to blend.  Slip them, some at a time into a blender jug and whizz until almost smooth.  This is a good moment to add a handful of fresh basil.
When all the soup is blended and checked for seasoning, simply serve in bowls with a drizzle of cream, a drizzle of olive oil and a crouton of the toasted bread.[blank]
Welcome to the autumn![blank][blank]
Photo with thanks to Jamie Oliver[blank]


Lorrie September 17, 2013 - 8:32 pm

Mmm. Gorgeous soup photo. I love roasted tomato soup. I make it much like yours, but simmer it in a little chicken broth after roasting and before pureeing. So lovely and warming.

Elena September 17, 2013 - 8:34 pm

This recipe sounds delicious and I will give it a try! I am a homemade soup lover.

Catherine September 17, 2013 - 8:57 pm

YUM! Keep the soup warm, I'm on my way. LOL Honestly, That is beautiful!

The Blue Farmhouse September 17, 2013 - 9:26 pm

I've never tried to make homemade tomato soup before…but this is tempting. I have some homegrown tomatoes in our kids garden at work that I can "borrow"…I love tomato soup! It's my favorite in the whole world.:)


Barbara Lilian September 17, 2013 - 9:34 pm

This method sounds like it's one I must try. but maybe add little chicken stock after it's been blended. It certainly looks delicious.

Herzstück September 17, 2013 - 9:47 pm

Looks so yummy!!

The enchanted home September 17, 2013 - 9:49 pm

Yum!!! This is one of my favorites, thank for including the recipe, the perfect comfort food for the coming cold months!

Antique Homes and Lifestyle September 17, 2013 - 9:59 pm

That soups looks absolutely wonderful!! I love making fresh, healthy food from the garden. I bet the oven roasting makes the tomatoes taste delicious.


manuela carvalho September 17, 2013 - 10:46 pm

Boa sugestão para dar inicio ao Outono! Tem um aspecto delicioso!! Manuela

Coastal Cottage Dreams September 17, 2013 - 10:49 pm

I roast my tomatoes too with some olive oil and just love the aroma throughout my home. Your photo looks great!

La Table De Nana September 17, 2013 - 11:20 pm

So much more flavorful oven roasted..Must admit yours has stirred a craving in me:)

The Gilded Bloom September 18, 2013 - 12:11 am

This soup looks so good! We always seem to have many end-of-summer tomatoes and this recipe sounds like a wonderful way to use them. Thanks for sharing!


Magnolia Verandah September 18, 2013 - 12:39 am

Yummy perfect way to use a glut of tomatoes. Roasting certainly intensifies the flavour.

Karen (Back Road Journal) September 18, 2013 - 1:59 am

Love this time of year when we have loads of vine ripe tomatoes from our gardens. Oven roasting your tomatoes really enhances their flavor through caramelization. Your soup sounds delicious.

Chris September 18, 2013 - 6:03 am

While it is still very warm here, there is a tomato glut! I'd love to say, I'm on my way over for just a taste…but I will make this on our first cooler day!
Thank you, Sharon, sounds fantastic! My mouth is watering!

Colleen Taylor September 18, 2013 - 6:58 am

This looks incredibly delicious. Your photo is making me drool Sharon. This I must try! XO

Sophia Home September 18, 2013 - 8:58 am

We have a glut too…..thank you so much for this very yummy looking recipe!

Sophia x

Reply September 18, 2013 - 2:02 pm

This looks wonderful and we too here in the American Midwest are overwhelmed with tomatoes. I have never roasted tomatoes before. Do you skin them first and how much olive oil do you use?

peggy braswell September 18, 2013 - 5:14 pm

wonderful recipe + photo.

materfamilias September 19, 2013 - 12:35 am

Thank you! We've been roasting our way through a box of tomatoes bought from a farm nearby. This is the perfect way to use them!

Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy September 19, 2013 - 12:35 am

I make tomato soup at this time of year, too, but have always put on top of stove. Next time I will try your recipe, which sounds very flavorful. Thank you!

Jenny Short September 19, 2013 - 9:44 am

Never heard of this. It sounds very good. xo Jenny

Lily September 20, 2013 - 2:56 pm

What a simple yet amazing looking soup, thank you for sharing.

Stacey Snacks September 21, 2013 - 3:46 am

You make it sound so easy………….I will try this tomorrow with the my end of summer glut of tomatoes from the garden.

Mark Raffaelli September 22, 2013 - 6:21 pm

Just tried this with some of the tommies from the garden. We hadn't got any cream, but even without it's probably one of the best soups I've had. Thanx


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