This is one of my all time favorite recipes to make!! It is out of the Chloe’s Kitchen Cookbook that I’m totally obsessed with, 10/10 recommend. I love the limited ingredients, simplicity, and explosion of flavor in this recipe. I always post about this on my Instagram story every time I make it and I get bombarded with messages asking for the recipe, so here it is! Enjoy!
Tomato Basil Bisque
- 2 to 2.5 pounds tomatoes, quartered
- 5 cloves garlic, peeled and left whole
- 2 onions, sliced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 avocado (optional)
-Preheat oven to 450 degrees
-Spread tomatoes, garlic, and onions on a large rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Generously season with salt and pepper, then roast for 30-35 minutes, or until tomatoes are lightly browned and caramelized.
-Transfer roasted vegetables to a large pot and add broth. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes. Transfer the soup in small batches to a blender and add basil. Your blender should never be more than half full. You could use an immersion blender if you prefer. Puree until very smooth.
-Return soup to the pot and mix in brown sugar and lemon juice.
-Add more salt and pepper to taste.
-Top with avocado and serve with bread of choice!
A few things I’ve learned since making this several times:
1. I use 1 tablespoon lemon juice instead of a teaspoon. It happened on accident one time and I love it! haha!
2. I have a Ninja blender that has the fancy locking lid. If you have that blender, you’re in luck! This entire soup will fit in that blender without having to do batches. I usually let it blend on high for 3+ minutes.
3. Sourdough bread is definitely my choice of bread to pair with this soup! Here is how I prepare my sourdough bread to perfection:
I drizzle a little olive oil on the bread, sprinkle with a TINY bit of garlic salt, and toast in the oven!
Broil for about 3-5 min, till golden brown.