It has been a little chilly in Los Angeles (and by a little chilly, I mean mid-60s) so I am embracing these cool(er) days as much as I can! We have had the most mild Winter, which I am incredibly grateful for, but it also makes me latch on to every day its below 70 and deem it worthy of a, "Winter" meal. There is nothing more soul warming than homemade roasted tomato basil soup!
There is a super-secret (not really a secret at all) ingredient in my tomato soup - beef bone broth! Bone broth in tomato soup? A thousand times yes! I did that 7-day bone broth cleanse a couple of weeks ago and came up with this incredible roasted tomato basil soup recipe using the Osso Good beef bone broth. And wowzers, is it delicious! I was so blown away by how it turned out, I had to share the love with you guys. The additional flavor boost from the bone broth is a GAME CHANGER! Plus, it wins all of the nutritional awards thanks to the added collagen, minerals, and vital amino acids. Lesson on how to take an already incredibly healthy recipe and make it healthier - add bone broth!
I've made tomato soup recipes in the past that literally tell me to open a can of tomatoes, add some seasoning, and call it a day. While there is definitely a place for those versions, this recipe requires you to roast those fresh beautiful red babies! It might be a tad more work to use fresh tomatoes, but trust me, you're going to notice a difference in the flavor!
Once the tomatoes are done roasting, they are added to a high powered blender or food processor with caramelized onions, and fresh basil. I'm telling you...the flavor of this soup is UN-REAL. Once you've got the smoothest creamiest tomato soup, the bone broth is added at the end to thin it out and give it the perfect not too thick, not too runny consistency.
You can totally use vegetable broth if you want to keep this recipe vegan. But, if you aren't opposed to using animal broth, I highly recommend picking up some high-quality bone broth and adding it to your recipe. I have been swapping out regular broth or stock for bone broth in all of my recipes, which is an easy way to add it to every day cooking. Plus, who doesn't love an extra little boost of nutrient goodness?
Serve this roasted tomato basil soup with a crusty sourdough grilled cheese for the ultimate winter meal!Print