Summertime Tomato Basil Soup

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Summertime Tomato Basil Soup

Ah, the allure of summer tomatoes—vivid, juicy, and bursting with flavor! Our Summertime Tomato Basil Soup captures the essence of these seasonal gems, making it the perfect dish for those breezy evenings as summer gently fades into fall. We sourced a delightful variety of tomatoes from our local Farmer’s Market to craft this comforting bowl of goodness.

The process of roasting the tomatoes adds a rich depth to the soup, while the addition of carrots and balsamic vinegar brings a touch of creamy sweetness, beautifully balanced against the vibrant basil. This soup strikes a delightful harmony between light, healthy, and undeniably comforting—a true culinary delight that you simply must try!

Summertime Tomato Basil Soup


  • 4 pounds fresh tomatoes, halved (mix and match your favorite varieties from the garden or Farmer’s Market)

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped

  • 1/3 cup chopped carrots

  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped

  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 1 loose-packed cup basil leaves, plus more for garnish

  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the halved tomatoes cut-side up on the baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for about 1 hour until the edges begin to shrivel and the tomatoes remain juicy inside.

  2. In a large pot, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, garlic, and a pinch of salt. Cook until softened, about 8 minutes.

  3. Stir in the roasted tomatoes, vegetable broth, and balsamic vinegar. Simmer the mixture for 20 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

  4. Let the soup cool slightly, then transfer it to a blender (work in batches if needed). Blend until smooth. Add the basil leaves and pulse until incorporated.

  5. Garnish the soup with fresh basil leaves and serve with crusty bread for a delightful meal that celebrates the vibrant flavors of summer. Enjoy!

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