Homemade Tomato Soup | Easy Weekday Meals | Kitchen Witchery with Sara
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You know, I never liked tomato soup. Not the canned stuff, anyway. There was always an acidity to it that made me regret swallowing another spoonful. But as a kid, I loved a good grilled cheese, and those were pretty much exclusively linked with tomato soup in my house, so... I dealt with it.
I was a bit of a human garbage can as a kid. Still am, to be honest.
But as we're looking at soups this week, I wanted to see if I could make a tomato soup that wasn't so acidic: one that was creamy, rich, and flavorful, something that had some body and character to it. And as I put together this recipe right here, it turns out I don't hate tomato soup! I just really don't like canned, highly acidic, mass produced soup.
Another thing that's really cool about it, though, is the magic you can get out of it—especially with the main ingredient being the lovely, vibrant tomato.
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Even if you just go off color magic alone, you can see the red in the tomato makes it perfect for all things related to passion, love, and ambition—and adding it to a soup like this, with that red-orange color, already gives you a lot to work with even if you don't know any of the associations. Remember: all magical roads lead to Rome when it comes to operating your kitchen, your ritual space, and your magic!
But of course, there's more you can do.
The elements of fire, water, and air, as well as the planets Mars, Venus, and the Sun, give you the blend of energy you're looking for when it comes to this classic comfort meal. There's love and beauty, the open emotional space, and there's fire and vigor, all that ambitious, creative, intense energy that lets you turn your feelings into fuel. And of course, with the sun shining over it all, the optimism and luck brought along only makes everything all the better as you look to your week ahead. Make this meal for a Sunday lunch and hype yourself up for a great time this week!
Homemade Tomato Soup
Prep time: 75 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Makes 4-6 Servings
1 1/2lb campari tomatoes
1 1/2lb roma tomatoes
1 onion, diced
6 cloves garlic, peeled
1 red bell pepper, roasted
salt & pepper
2 tsp oregano
2 tsp thyme
1 tsp rosemary
2 cups chicken stock
Greek yogurt to taste
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
Roast your red bell pepper on an open flame or your stovetop.
Dice one onion and peel 6 cloves of garlic.
When the pepper is fully charred, let cool and then wipe the skin off.
Dice up bell pepper, then add all your vegetables to a baking dish.
Drizzle with olive oil and add salt and pepper.
Bake for one hour (& get your kitchen back in order in the meantime).
When the vegetables are roasted, blend them up (or leave them chunky if you'd prefer that texture) and add 2 cups of chicken stock.
Add your herbs and let simmer for another half an hour.
Make a grilled cheese to your liking and serve hot with a dollop of sour cream, Greek yogurt, or a splash of regular cream!
If you've been looking for a tomato soup recipe you can get behind, I hope this one is it. The yogurt/dairy takes away some of the Spaghetti Sauce™ flavor that an herby tomato based dish is inherently going to have, so be sure not to skip it. But otherwise, enjoy! ♥