This is another no recipe dish with few ingredients, that is incredibly easy, delicious, healthy, and economical. The oven and the blender does most of the work and it comes together fast. And you can enjoy this hearty and yummy soup with orzo pasta and/or grilled cheese.
Tomato soup and grilled cheese are another match made in food heaven. You can also cut up the grilled cheese and serve them as croutons, or just go with the traditional croutons, which are easy to make at home.
As I’ve said, you don’t need a recipe. But I’ve included an estimate below to serve as a guide if you need it.
You can make the soup smooth or chunky. The choice is yours. It’s your one of a kind tomato soup.
I like using cherry tomatoes because they are easy to use. You don’t need to chop them and I think they taste a bit sweeter. You can use all kinds of small bite size tomatoes that comes in round or grape shapes and in red and yellow. Go with what you like.
You can use regular whole organic fresh tomatoes too. Just make sure you chopped them up to bite size.
If you don’t have fresh tomatoes, you can also use canned organic whole tomatoes (juice included). You don’t need to roast them, so just follow the instruction after you put them in the blender.
you can use any kind of onions. I’m partial to red onions. I chopped them up and toss them with the tomatoes. Onions give natural sweetness to any dish and it’s so much better and healthier than processed sugar. I don’t think you can ever add too much onions or garlic in any meal. Add as much or as little as you want.
You don’t need to mince the garlic. Just toss the whole cloves with the tomatoes and onions and roast them altogether. Not only is it easy, but you get the flavor of roasted garlic. Yum.
I recommend homemade or store bought vegetable or mushroom broth. If you don’t have either, you can use filtered water.
Orzo is optional, but it makes the soup heartier, thicker, and tastier, so I recommend you try them. They are so small in size, they cook in no time, but make sure you follow the direction on the package.
Remember to always taste while you cook and season and adjust to your liking.
1 box of organic cherry tomatoes of any kind.
2-3 tablespoon olive or avocado oil; preferably organic
4-6 cloves of garlic (whole)
1 small onion of any kind; chopped
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1 ½ cup vegetable or mushroom broth or filter water
(Add more if needed)
1/3 cup of cooked orzo; preferably organic
Organic parsley or basil; chopped, julienne, or torn by hand
Croutons; homemade or store bought
Grilled cheese or grilled cheese croutons
Preheat the oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl or on a baking sheet pan, toss the tomatoes, onions, garlic, oil, salt and pepper and toss until evenly coated.
Place the pan into the oven and roast for about 20-25 minutes until the tomatoes are tender.
Remove the roasted tomatoes and carefully place them into the blender.
Add the broth and blend on low until desired consistency (chunky or smooth).
Give it a taste and adjust the seasoning with salt, pepper, or garlic salt.
Put the tomato mixture into a pot on medium heat. When it comes to a medium boil, add the orzo and stir for a minute, if using.
Serve the tomato soup in a bowl and top with fresh herbs and/or croutons, if using.
Enjoy the soup with your favorite crusty bread, a sandwich, grilled cheese, a small salad, or just all on its own, and let it warm your body and soul.