It is the first Sunday of Lent. I am praying for your Lenten journey to be peaceful and full of personal growth. I decided to make another meatless dish this weekend with some extra produce I had on my kitchen counter. It turned out delicious! If you love garlic, this one is for you! I hope you love it.
Herb Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup
You wil need:
- 4 large tomatoes, cut into eighths
- 1 large yellow onion, cut into eighths
- 1 head of garlic, peeled
- 1/2 lemon
- 2.5 cups of chicken stock
- 1/4 c heavy cream
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 3 tsp salt
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 10-12 sprigs of thyme
To begin, preheat your oven to 375*F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Put the tomatoes, onions, and garlic on the pan. Season with 2 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper. Drizzle with 2 tbsp olive oil and toss with your hands, making sure everything is coated. Spread 5-6 thyme sprigs on top. Put the pan in the oven and roast for 50 minutes until everything is browned.
Once the veggies are done, discard the thyme sprigs.
Set a dutch oven over med-high heat and add in the butter. Transfer the roasted veggies over. Let those hang out together for a minute or two until everything is nice and sizzly. Add in the sugar and follow with the remaining salt and pepper.
Pour in the chicken stock and bring everything to a boil. Add the rest of the thyme sprigs (if you can, tie them together with kitchen twine or put them in some cheese cloth). Let everything boil together for 1-2 minutes. Lower the heat, cover, and simmer together for 30 minutes. Once it is done, remove the thyme sprigs and transfer everything to a blender. Give it a blend until it is all smooth. Transfer the soup back to the pot and give it a generous squeeze of lemon. Give it a stir and then finish with the heavy cream right before serving.
Serve this alongside bread and butter, a salad, or a melty grilled cheese sandwich. This soup is savory, aromatic, and velvety smooth. I hope you love it!
Lots of love and many blessings,
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What does Scripture say?
The word is near you,
in your mouth and in your heart
—that is, the word of faith that we preach—,
for, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord
and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
you will be saved.
For one believes with the heart and so is justified,
and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved.
For the Scripture says,
No one who believes in him will be put to shame.
For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek;
the same Lord is Lord of all,
enriching all who call upon him.
For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Romands 10: 8-13