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Roasted Tomato, Garlic and Basil Soup with Cheesy Pesto Dippers

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time1 hr 10 min
  • Total Time1 hr 20 min

    Ingredients

    Soup

    • 1.5kg mixed vine tomatoes halved
    • 1 whole head of garlic
    • 800ml good vegetable stock
    • Bunch of fresh basil
    • Salt and pepper
    • Extra virgin olive oil

    Toasties

    • 8 slices of BFree Brown Seeded Loaf
    • 8 cheese slices (use any cheese of your choice)
    • 4 tbs good quality shop-bought pesto, or homemade

    Method

    1

    Pre heat the oven to 160°C

    2

    In a large baking tray add the tomatoes cut side up, break up the garlic clove and keep the skin on bash it cloves with a knife and add them to the pan.

    3

    Drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle on some salt and pepper. Place in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until the tomatoes are soft and lightly caramelized.

    4

    When the tomatoes are ready, remove from the oven and pick out all the garlic cloves, remove the garlic from the skins and this to a large pan. Discard the skin.

    5

    Empty in all the tomatoes and any juices released during cooking, into the pan.

    6

    Give everything a little stir around and add the vegetable stock. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Add a small handful of basil leaves and stir to combine.

    7

    Using a stick blender or a high spend blender, blitz the soup to your desired consistency, I like mine fairly smooth. Taste for seasoning and add accordingly.

    8

    Keep on allow heat whilst you make the toasties. Spread 4 slices of bread with 1 tbs of pesto on each, top with your cheese of choice and another slice of bread. Toast in a pan either side until the cheese has melted or using a sandwich toasting machine.

    9

    When you are ready to serve, add the soup to bowls and top with a few fresh basil leaves and a drizzle of olive oil. With toaties cut into dippers on the side.

    • Nutrition Facts

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