Have you read a can of soup lately? All sorts of weird ingredients that you can't pronounce. Well, maybe its a good time to try making your own soup. Or, how about the best soup ever? That's tomato soup, and I mean real tomato soup.
Harvest Season in the autumn is the best time to make lots of this soup - you can store in containers in the freezer for future meals too! (It stores well!) Storing food for the future is a great way to preserve food a bit longer than normal, pinching your dollar further but it also helps you on days when you are just too busy to cook. Having freezer meals makes your brain happy when you peek in and see that there are quite a few healthy options waiting for you. Like way better than drive-thru waiting for you. Food that will actually nourish you that's ready-to-eat is a true blessing!
You'll want a roasting pan to roast this in...
You only need 5 ingredients:
Organic peppers (and a banana pepper if you like)
1 organic onion
2-5 cloves garlic
salt, pepper, your favourite spices!
Here we go:
Chop up 5-6 heirloom tomatoes (this is what we used from our garden, but freshest is best so find some big organic tomatoes from your Farmers Market!)
Chop 1 banana pepper (optional)
Chop 1 large (or 2 small) bell pepper. We used red to keep the color! Then grab your whole onion and chop - your 2-5 cloves of garlic (or to taste) and add tomatoes, peppers, onion and garlic to the roasting pan.
Salt and pepper, and any other dry herb mix of your choice. Drizzle with olive oil and put in the toasty oven to slightly carmelize the mix.
400 in the oven.
When the tomato mix is juicy and bubbling, and the veggies are roasted take it out of the oven and add 2 tbsp butter, and 1-2 cups whole yogurt. Puree with hand blender.
Yields 6-8 servings of soup
Serve with yogurt cheese and sourdough toast, or enjoy on its own!!
It's so good. It's so red. It's just beautiful. It's the best time of the season to make your own food, when its fresh and ready in your garden or from your local farmer. Be part of the local food movement and your body thanks you too!