Roasted Tomato and Thyme Soup

14 05 2012

When a meal is as exquisite in its simplicity as this, I see no need for convoluted introductions. It’s glorious roast tomato soup at it’s proudest, and I wish you bon appetit.

Serves 4-6 | Preparation time 5 minutes | Cooking time 1 hour (effortless)

1kg mixed tomatoes, roughly chopped (I use a mix of regular salad tomatoes and rosa tomatoes)
3-4 strands of fresh thyme, or 3/4 tsp dried thyme
1 red pepper, seeds removed and roughly chopped (optional)
6-8 cloves garlic
1 red onion, peeled and roughly chopped
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sugar
A good pinch of salt and pepper
2C stock (I like to use lamb)
1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes

1. Pre-heat oven to 180C. Place all ingredients together into a baking tray,  drizzling over the olive oil and sprinkling over the sugar, salt and pepper. Bake for about 45 minutes until the tomatoes are roasted and starting to caramelize.

2. Remove the baking tray from the oven and set aside to cool to room temperature. Remove the thyme ‘strands’ if you used fresh thyme. Then spoon the tomato mixture into a blender, blend until you achieve the desired consistency.

3. Just before serving, transfer to a large pot on the stove top, bring to the boil, add the stock and chilli flakes and simmer gently for a 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and serve immediately (with a sliver of parmesan and toasted ciabatta if you’re anything like me).




14 responses

14 05 2012

Seems to be some onion in the 3rd picture? Did you add those as something extra you like?

15 05 2012

Hey Rowan, yes I forgot to add the onion in originally, have added it now, thanks for pointing that out. Cheers, Sarah

14 05 2012
The Food Fox

Roast tomato soup is my FAVOURITE this Fall/Winter! So comforting! Yours look stunning. And I love that beautiful light green dutch oven – Le Creuset?

15 05 2012

Hey Ilse, I looked on your blog yesterday and saw you did roast tomato soup recently too, great minds hey?! And yes, it’s LeC, love love love. Happy Tuesday x

15 05 2012

OOOhh My Hat… Love tomatoes, lurve tomato soup, love to try this… WOW… Thank you. BTW can I only get your book online or is it in store too? Went to my CNA and they didn have it 😦

15 05 2012

Hi Flee, you can buy online as well and have it delivered, and most Exclusive Books have in stock too. Thanks for saying hi 🙂

15 05 2012

Great thanks! Will try Exclusive’s then… Thank you so much… 😉

15 05 2012
Jenna Hutchings

I made tomato soup yesterday…don’t think it looks (or tastes) as good as this!

15 05 2012

Why not JP? Did you follow the recipe?? xxx

15 05 2012

Can winter get any better than this? Love all types of soup, tomato is very high on the list! Your soup looks fabulous! Yum!

18 05 2012
Diane van Eeden

Hi, thanks for the great recipes. Would this soup freeze well do you think?

18 05 2012

Hi Diane, yes it should freeze beautifully.

28 07 2012
Meike Nellessen

Best tomato soup ever, we just LOVE it! Hi from Germany!

28 07 2012

Hi Meike, WOW, thank you so much, I am so happy to hear that and thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and let me know. Best wishes to you, Sarah

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