Slow Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

slow roasted tomato basil soup | almost getting it together

Is it even tomato season anymore? Sorry, I’ve had this recipe sitting around since September and you know what… tomato soup and grilled cheese screams fall/winter to me. I was hardcore craving grilled cheese and tomato soup around this time (early September), probably due to stress. I seriously cannot wait to be settled into SF and stop being stressed and get my life back in order. I never got that grilled cheese, by the way. I think I made a dumb brown rice wrap with mozzarella. NOT THE SAME.

slow roasted tomato basil soup | almost getting it together

Missing: Grilled Cheese. Reward: This soup.

So if you’re a meal prepper, this is super easy to get going and kind of forget about while you do other stuff. It’s so nice to come home and have homemade soup in the refrigerator to just reheat.  I also am a big believer that soup gets better with age, so it’s perfect to have for dinner all week.

slow roasted tomato basil soup | almost getting it together

Like a fine wine (and myself), better with age.

This is super creamy, even though it’s vegan. I think it’s because you’re just slow roasting the tomatoes so they are super soft and falling apart by the time you blend everything together. Are tomatoes paleo? I don’t know. But if they are this paleo so I’m going with it. Also, this just so happens to be meatless so make this for dinner tonight… and head over to Tina’s blog to see even more Meatless Monday recipes!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Slow Roasted Tomato Basil Soup
 
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Recipe type: Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 10 tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 large onion, chopped.
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • ½ cup basil
  • 2 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
Instructions
  1. Boil large stock pot of water. Turn off heat and place tomatoes in for one minute.
  2. Carefully pour out hot water and run cool water over tomatoes.
  3. While tomatoes are cooling, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil on medium low heat.
  4. Add garlic to stock pot and stir, cooking for one minute or until fragrant.
  5. Add chopped onion and stir, cooking for 5 minutes or until tomatoes become translucent.
  6. Once tomatoes are cool to the touch, peel off skins and cut off stems.
  7. Chop tomatoes into cubes and add to stock pot.
  8. Add water, basil and sea salt to stock pot and stir well.
  9. Cover, stirring occasionally and cook for two hours.
  10. Turn off heat and let soup cool.
  11. Carefully add soup to blender in batches and blend until smooth.

Chat with me:
What is your favorite comfort food? Do you start craving comfort foods and sugar when you’re stressed? Are tomatoes paleo?

61 comments on “Slow Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

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Tina Muir on October 27, 2014 7:11 am

YUMMMMM! I love the idea of this! PLEASE join us for meatless monday :) This is perfect!
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 11:01 pm

THANK YOU FOR THE REMINDER! I need to write it down haha.

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on October 27, 2014 7:23 am

Comfort Food 101. And I came up with the perfect grilled cheese to pair with it this weekend.
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 10:59 pm

WHAT IS IT??

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Heather Brown on October 27, 2014 7:33 am

Ohh grilled cheese! Oh gosh that is always a delicious choice. I have been meaning to try to make a tomato soup from scratch and this looks perfect!! I hope your life settles down and relieves some stress soon :( I know what that’s like.
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 11:00 pm

I hope you try it, let me know what you think if you do!

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Erin @ The Almond Eater on October 27, 2014 7:42 am

You need a grilled cheese to go with this!! Clearly you’ve been craving it for over a month…

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Cassie on October 28, 2014 10:58 pm

Now like 2 months at this point…

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Jessie on October 27, 2014 7:47 am

Mmmm!!! I’m thinking I’ll be adding this to our meal plan next week. Joshua would be ecstatic as grilled cheese & tomato soup are his favorite pairing.
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 10:58 pm

AW, I hope you do… let me know what you think if you do!!

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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on October 27, 2014 7:57 am

Fab soup my friend! And I’m pretty sure tomatoes are paleo, haha (right?)!
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 10:58 pm

They better be!!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl on October 27, 2014 8:21 am

You can’t have tomato soup with grilled cheese, right? I LOVE the sounds of this homemade version and how simple the ingredients are!
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Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner on October 27, 2014 8:26 am

ooh how healthy and yummy thanks for linking up today. Everyone loves tomato soup
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 10:54 pm

Thanks for the link-up!! :)

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Jenny on October 27, 2014 8:38 am

This looks delicious. We are slowly moving into Fall and this looks like a great soup for cooler weather.
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 10:54 pm

Yes, I’ve been craving so much soup lately!

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Erika on October 27, 2014 8:55 am

Fall is the PERFECT time for soups! I’m definitely going to try this.
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 10:53 pm

Hope you enjoy!

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Jenn @ Running on Lentils on October 27, 2014 8:56 am

I love tomato soup and make a few different recipes, but I never thought about slow-cooking the tomatoes. Can’t wait to try this!
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 10:53 pm

Let me know what you think if you do try!

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Tiffany on October 27, 2014 9:16 am

That looks soooo good! i love soup and grilled cheese as a combo. Soups are so satisfying in the colder months, especially.
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 10:53 pm

Without a doubt!

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genevieve @ gratitude & greens on October 27, 2014 9:29 am

Omg your grilled cheese caption made me giggle. This soup sounds so lovely and perfect for the chilly weather! I love tomato soup. Hope you had a great weekend!
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 10:53 pm

Ha, I am so happy someone caught it and appreciated it!

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Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon on October 27, 2014 10:26 am

Jeez thanks for making me crave tomato soup at 8:30 in the morning. I want a gooey grilled cheese edge to dunk into that deliciousness!
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 10:52 pm

ME TOO now that you say that… even if it is 11 pm here…

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Stacy @ Anastasia Vintage on October 27, 2014 10:56 am

Visiting from Blog Love FB group! My comfort foods usually involve some form of carbs, but this looks like a much better alternative :) Pinning!
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 10:52 pm

Not saying it can’t use some grilled cheese carbs though… :)

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles on October 27, 2014 11:25 am

I think you just sparked a grilled cheese craving! Grilled cheese and tomato soup are one of my favourite cold-weather combos.
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 10:52 pm

Still craving grilled cheese. I’m just going to have to man up and have one.

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Pragati @ Simple Medicine on October 27, 2014 11:43 am

There really isn’t anything better than tomato soup and grilled cheese. YUM!
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 10:51 pm

Agreed!

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Farrah on October 27, 2014 12:46 pm

hahaha, I just made tomato soup and a grilled cheese for sandwich yesterday! Great minds think alike? :P

My go-to comfort foods in this weather are pot pies or chili! :D
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 10:51 pm

I need to make chili more often :)

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Jo @ Living Mint Green on October 27, 2014 12:50 pm

everything is paleo in my world. It’s always tomato-soup season in my world, too.

remember that time I facetimed you and you didn’t answer? IT WAS IMPORTANT!

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Cassie on October 28, 2014 10:51 pm

Facetime me this weekend and I promise I will answer!!!

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Emily @ Sweets and Beets on October 27, 2014 1:17 pm

Ooh :) soup season is upon us! That looks so good, and cannot be any easier to make. Thanks for sharing! You’re so right though — it’s missing some grilled cheese! ; )
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 10:51 pm

It’s seriously brain-numbingly easy!

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Catalina @ Shades of Pink on October 27, 2014 2:28 pm

basil is hands down my gavorite herb, I always have some on hand, for soups or even to sprinkle it over salads! it just adds so much flavor. I love this recipe, it sounds very fresh and with tons of flavor.
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 10:50 pm

I need to keep it around more often!

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GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth on October 27, 2014 4:28 pm

My comfort food used to be anything with cheese- mostly pizza or grilled cheese. Not that I was forced go dairy free, I think it’s oatmeal. Kinda miss the cheese tho :(
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 10:50 pm

I totally crave cheese when I’m stressed… I’ve noticed that lately!

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Alex Caspero MA,RD (@delishknowledge) on October 27, 2014 6:06 pm

Welcome to SF! Look up the Blog Party for fun get togethers with other bloggers around the Bay! :)

I have been craving a grilled cheese and tomato soup for weeks! Can’t wait to get back from traveling and into my kitchen to make it- this soup looks delicious!
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 10:47 pm

Oooh yay, looking it up now!! I can’t wait to get my kitchen going again!

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Matt on October 27, 2014 8:13 pm

This needs a grilled cheese on the side :)

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Cassie on October 28, 2014 10:42 pm

Agreed!

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Kay @ Kay Bueno on October 27, 2014 10:48 pm

My fall and winter are all about soups and stress, so that works out pretty well.

I totally stress eat sugar. I think my brain figures if it can distract itself with enough a sugar buzz, then it doesn’t actually have to think about whatever I’m worrying about. Seems sound to me.
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 10:43 pm

I’ve never looked at it that way but I am totally going to start… probably why I love stress drinking wine.

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Davida @ The Healthy Maven on October 27, 2014 11:13 pm

Are tomatoes paleo? lol I love you. It’s about as paleo as the bacon I just ate #soprimal
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 10:41 pm

Just a note… the WF in SoMa in SF has a “paleo bar”. I JUST CAN’T.

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Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness on October 27, 2014 11:35 pm

I LOVE tomato soup and grilled cheese! One of the best combos ever….and I think I need to make it soon now that you got the idea in my head! ;-)
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 10:41 pm

Let me know what you think!!

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Lindsay on October 28, 2014 6:17 pm

wow, and dairy free? i gotta try!

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Cassie on October 28, 2014 7:27 pm

Let me know what you think!

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Arman @ thebigmansworld on October 29, 2014 3:57 am

Beautiful pics buddy. I just want to faceplant it (but I will totally bastardize it and wait till it cools… = Gazpacho).
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Cassie on November 3, 2014 1:42 am

Let me know if you try as gazpacho!!!

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Ariana on October 29, 2014 10:25 pm

That looks so simple yet delicious! I’ve pinned it for later…I’m totally one of those meal-preppers that likes things that can cook on their own ;)
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Cassie on November 3, 2014 1:40 am

Let me know what you think!

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Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club on October 30, 2014 8:57 pm

My children fight me on everything else but they LOVE tomato soup and I think a homemade version is just what they need to kick it up a notch. This looks delicious by the way -I am almost licking my screen. LOL #meatlessmonday
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