Healthy & Delicious Tomato Soup

HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS TOMATO SOUP

I love being home before the holidays, but it has been a challenge with all of the parties and dining out with my friends and family. So, to be prepared, I decided to make some healthy food to keep in my mom's refrigerator to be easily accessible. This tomato soup recipe is delicious and very healthy. I hope you enjoy it!

8 Roma tomatoes, halved and seeded, (although I didn't seed the tomatoes).

2 red peppers

1 medium onion, quartered

8 cloves of garlic

2 teaspoons of chopped fresh thyme leaves

4 tablespoons olive oil, divided

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

kosher salt and pepper

1, (6-oz), can of tomato paste

6 cups vegetable stock

1/2 cup loosely packed basil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a sheet pan, gently toss together the tomatoes, peppers, onion, garlic, thyme, 2 tablespoons olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper to taste. Arrange the tomatoes and red peppers skin side up and bake until lightly charred, 45-50 minutes. In a soup pot, warm the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Stir in the tomato paste and mix well. Add the tomato and pepper mixture, including the juices and combine. Stir on the veggie stock, cover, bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, simmer for 20 minutes. Transfer the soup to a blender and pulse in small batches. Use another pot to transfer soup, reheat if desired.

Let me know what you think and enjoy!

Merry Christmas!