Is there anything more comforting than tomato soup and grilled cheese? Once again, heirloom tomatoes and Nature’s Pride bread star in my meals!
On a chilly night this week we had roasted heirloom tomato soup with grilled brie and fig sammies on Nature’s Pride 100% whole wheat bread. Yum.
To make the soup, I first took a few beautiful heirloom tomatoes, pierced them with a fork, and put them on a cookie sheet in the oven at 405 degrees until the skin started looking a little bit wrinkly.
While the tomatoes were roasting, I also cut a Bermuda onion and popped about 1/4 of it in the oven with the tomatoes to bring out some oniony sweetness.
When everything was nice and soft, and the kitchen was smelling amazing, I took the tomatoes and onion out and let them cool enough so that I could work with them without burning myself. While they were cooling, I ran 3 cloves of garlic through the food processor. Then I peeled the tomatoes and popped those and the onion in the food processor. My plan was to also add veggie stock to this, but these were some juicy tomatoes! They actually made a nice soup all on their own. The tomatoes were so fresh and flavorful, that I didn’t even miss that it wasn’t creamy. The key is definitely great ingredients!
I also added some crushed red pepper flakes for spice. I left the seeds in the tomatoes because I like them, but seeding the tomatoes could definitely be part of the pre roasting process. I would not wait until after as they just fall apart and the seeds infiltrate the whole mess! Alongside this delicious soup, we ate grilled brie and fig sandwiches. Easy as can be, thanks to the Foreman!
Trader Joe’s triple creme brie and chopped California figs on Nature’s Pride bread. Tossed in the Foreman grill for a few minutes. The combination of sweet figs and gooey, creamy brie with the grainy bread was to die for. It felt like a gourmet meal, and it took about 30 minutes from start to finish. As always, tomato soup and grilled cheese proved to be a comforting, filling, and delicious option.
What grilled cheese combos do you like? Do you enjoy making soup from scratch? I can’t believe how easy, delicious, and healthful it can be!