Winter Soup recipe
When the winter chills start knocking on your door there’s nothing quite as comforting and nourishing as a warm, steaming bowl of soup. Winter soups are more than just a delicious treat; they offer a range of health benefits that can help us stay resilient and cozy during the colder months. In this blog post, we will explore a delightful warm winter soup recipe that you can try for yourself and family in five easy steps.
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup Recipe.
Yellow onions, fresh thyme and Italian seasoning are used to build the initial flavor base of the soup.
Canned diced tomatoes: To give the tomato soup an extra boost in color and texture.
Fresh basil leaves, blended into the soup.
Chicken broth: Or vegetable broth.
Olive oil, salt, and pepper
Roast garlic and tomatoes
First, preheat the oven to 220 degrees C.
Prepare the garlic: Cut ¼ off the head of garlic from the top.
Place garlic on aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil and a generous amount of salt and pepper.
Close the garlic head with the aluminum foil tightly. Set aside.
Place the halved tomatoes on a large sheet pan, cut side up. Season with salt and pepper. Make sure the sheet pan isn’t too crowded, otherwise the tomatoes will steam and not roast.
Place the garlic head wrapped in foil on the sheet pan, along with the tomatoes. Roast at 220 degrees C for about 35 minutes.
In a large pot, heat some olive oil over medium high heat. Sauté onions until softened, about 6 to 8 minutes. Then, add the dried herbs and sauté for another 2 minutes until fragrant. This is the flavor base of the soup.
Add chicken broth, the roasted tomatoes, roasted garlic cloves (squeeze it out), fresh basil, and the canned diced tomatoes with all its juices. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, uncovered, until somewhat reduced. Stir occasionally.
Get a blender and blend soup until smooth and evenly combined.
Stir in heavy cream and garnish
Stir in heavy cream to taste. To garnish, drizzle some heavy cream and olive oil over the soup (I’d recommend doing this after the soup has cooled down a little) and top with fresh basil leaves.
This soup is mainly made with roasted tomatoes and roasted garlic, which add lots of flavor depth. You’ll love how smooth and creamy it is. Pair it with a simple grilled cheese, your favorite sandwich, or a side salad. Great for lunch or dinner!