This vibrant and nourishing Thermomix Roasted Tomato Soup is the ultimate comfort food on a chilly day. It's easy to prepare and far tastier than anything out of a tin.
This soup tastes amazing - roasting the tomatoes, onion and garlic caramelizes the natural sugar which intensifies the flavour and fills the house with a wonderfully rich aroma.
It takes less than ten minutes to prepare, all you do is cut the tomatoes in half along with the red onion and garlic and roast for 40-50 minutes before blending in the Thermomix.
The main ingredients for this soup are tomatoes, red onion, basil and garlic. I've used Roma tomatoes for this recipe but any tomatoes will do. For some added flavour, I've used a little balsamic vinegar and vegetable stock to thin it down. It's important not to add too much stock at first as there's nothing worse than a runny soup which can't be rescued!
It's entirely up to you how long you blend it for - if you like a thick chunky soup blend for less time and if you like a smoother soup, blend a bit longer. If you wanted to, you could strain the seeds after blending but I find this creates a lot of mess and I'm lazy so don't bother.
This soup tastes amazing served with warm crusty bread or my freshly baked soft bread rolls and a sprinkling of fresh Parmesan. You could also drizzle some olive oil and balsamic vinegar on top.
For a substantial meal, this soup would pair brilliantly with a grilled cheese sandwich!
To Make Ahead and Freeze
This soup freeze really well, just transfer it to a freezer-proof container or zip lock bag and allow to cool completely. Remember to write the portion size on it and the date frozen. To thaw out, leave in the fridge overnight then heat up on the stove or in the Thermomix when ready to use.
If you do have any leftovers, this soup can also be used for pizza toppings and pasta sauce.
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- 2-4 tablespoons of olive oil for drizzling
- 12 large tomatoes, weighing about 1kg, see note 1
- 1 large red onion, peeled & quartered or 2 small ones
- 3 cloves garlic, skin on
- 15g fresh basil (small handful)
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 250mls vegetable stock, see note 2
- seasoning to taste
- Preheat the oven to 200°C / 180°C fan and line a large tray with baking paper.
- Cut the tomatoes in half and the onion into quarters and place on a baking tray along with the garlic. There's no need to peel the garlic as this can be roasted whole then squeezed out of its skin when cooked.
- Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle salt over the top and bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes until soft and starting to caramelize. Keep an eye on it as they can burn easily.
- Once ready, squeeze the garlic out of its skin and place into the Thermomix bowl along with the tomatoes, onion, stock, basil and balsamic vinegar.
- Blend for 30 sec-1 min/speed 7. Check for consistency, if it's a little thick, add a little more water and blend again. Season to taste. If you like it thick and chunky, blend for less time.
- If you're serving the soup straight away, heat it up in the Thermomix for 5 mins/100/speed 1 until piping hot.
- Serve with fresh crusty bread and a sprinkling of Parmesan and fresh basil on top.
- For this recipe, I used Roma tomatoes which are great for cooking with or you could also use truss or gourmet tomatoes.
- For the vegetable stock, I use Massel stock cubes. You could also use Thermomix vegetable stock concetrate or stock from a carton. Just don't add more than 250mls so it's not too runny.
If you wish you can strain the seeds. To be honest I never do as it creates more mess to clean up.
Allow the soup to cool completely before freezing. Ladle into a freezer proof container or bag but don't overfill as it will expand once frozen. Consume within 3 months.
This soup can also be used for pizza toppings or pasta sauce.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 286mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 3g
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.