Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

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Wish I could understand why grown men get paid to beat the crap out of each other.

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I just don’t understand this UFC hype. Perhaps it’s because it really furthers our society in a better direction. Or maybe because it teaches us to be gentle to one another. Idk.

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Truthfully, I’m just jealous that women don’t get paid to fight. Like, I recognize that women also get paid to kick the crap out of each other, but that’s not natural. What’s natural is when two women fight with their words.

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Put me in a room with a woman of equal intellectual stature. Give us a topic to debate – person, place, thing, idea, television series, what have you. Then, just walk away & let us duel. THAT is a fight, people. UCFC – Ultimate Cat Fighting Championship. I really think the masses could get behind spending $79.99 on pay-per-view for this kind of raw entertainment.

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Though, I am pleased a vegan won this weekend’s big fight which would be a perfect segue way to my recipe if it was vegan but gruyere exists so………

 

 

 

Time: 1 hour (prep + cooking) | Serves: 3-4

Ingredients:

  • 3 roma tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large, white onion, sliced thin
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1 can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup of packed basil leaves, plus more for serving
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of gruyere, shredded
  • 1 tsp. of crushed red pepper
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • On a lined baking sheet, arrange roma + cherry tomatoes
  • Drizzle with a tbsp. of olive oil + S+P
  • Roast for 20 minutes
  • Meanwhile, heat other tbsp. of olive oil in a pot over medium heat
  • Add onion + S+P, cook for 4-5 minutes
  • Add garlic, cook another minute
  • Add roasted tomatoes + S+P
  • Add vegetable stock + basil + crushed tomatoes + bring to a boil
  • Reduce to a simmer, add crushed red pepper + S+P
  • Use an immersion blender, or blender, to blend the soup together
  • Blend until smooth + creamy
  • Stir in gruyere
  • Serve hot with extra cheese + basil + a grilled cheese
  • Dip grilled cheese in soup, swirl around, smash into face, repeat until there is no more bread or soup left in your household
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12 thoughts on “Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

  1. Liz ll Inspector Gorgeous says:

    Props for not using canned tomatoes! You are now my idol. I agree with Dana in that I LOVE UFC. Some of those dudes are serious eye candy. You know, the ones who aren’t deformed from getting their skulls bashed in. 😉 😉

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