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grilled tomato basil soup.

Step 1:  To make a rustic and nutritious tomato basil soup, start by roasting or grilling these babies.

If you can score them for $.99/lb, as I did this week at Sprouts, you get a big gold star.

I’ll also throw in a virtual high five.

Step 2:  Grab a handful of this.

Maybe from your herb garden.

Maybe not.

Step 3:  Puree them together for a little of this.

Oh yeah.

Step 4:  Serve and enjoy.

Maybe with a grilled cheese.

Possibly one with brie.

Brie and fig jam.

Yes please.

Grilled Tomato Basil Soup

(Serves 4)

What You’ll Need:

3 pounds tomatoes, halved and seeded

olive oil for drizzling

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

3 cups chicken stock

1/2 cup basil, chopped

salt and pepper

garnish – basil leaves, goat cheese, feta or sour cream


Preheat oven to broil.

Place tomatoes skin-side up on a baking sheet with sides.  Brush with olive oil.

Broil tomatoes 8-10 minutes until lightly charred, then turn over and broil another 8-10 minutes until tomatoes become pale in color.  Let sit on baking sheet to cool slightly.

In a large saucepan set over medium heat, saute onions in oil for 5-7 minutes until golden, stirring occasionally.  Add garlic and cook for 1 minute until garlic is soft and fragrant.  Add tomatoes, stock and basil and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.

Place soup in a food processor or blender (you will want to work in 2-3 batches).  Once pureed, place back over heat and season with salt and pepper.

Serve hot or cold, topping with basil leaves, goat or feta cheeses or sour cream.

TOTAL: $5.96 or $1.49 per serving.

Wondering how on earth I arrived at these costs? Take a look at my shopping guide to show see what I pay for items, per serving, etc.


143 calories per serving

7 grams of fat

17 carbs

4 grams protein

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2 Comments Post a comment
  1. That looks wonderful. I love a simple tomato soup.

    January 15, 2012

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