Greek tomato feta & basil soup
This Greek tomato soup has traditional flavors and it's really easy to make. The additions of feta and basil give a mediterranean feel and make the soup smell like summer.
- 3 lbs tomatoes
- 1 yellow bel pepper can be red, orange or yellow
- 2 onions quartered and halved
- 1 garlic head
- 6 fresh herbs sage, oregano, thyme
- ½ cup olive oil
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- freshly ground pepper
- 1 tbsp red chilli pepper flakes
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp dry oregano
- 1 tsp paprika
- red chilli pepper flakes
- crumbled greek feta
- fresh basil roughly chopped
Preheat the oven to 300 F. Add the tomatoes, bell pepper, onions and garlic head in a large baking pan, season with salt and pepper and add fresg herbs like oregano, sage, thyme.Pour 2-3 tbsp olive oil all over, mix gently and bake for 60 minutes. Half way check the tomatoes, pepper and onions and rotate them so they lay on the opposite side for an even bake. Bake for another 60 min.Note: My tomatoes were uneven in size. The smaller ones were ready early. I removed any that were done to a plate and set aside.
Transfer tomatoes, onions and the bell pepper to a large pot. Let the garlic head cool on the side.
Discard any hard sprigs from the baking pan and pour the liquid and leftover herbs in the pot with the rest of the ingredients.
Blend everything together in the pot with an immersion blender or transfer to a regular blender. If using a blender, blend soup in small batches.
When everything is blended add some stock—enough to achieve the consistency of your preference. I like my tomato soup velvety and not too thick.
Once the garlic is cool enough to handle, press on the bottom of a clove to push it out of its paper. Add all roasted cloves in the soup. Add the bay leaf, a generous pinch of dry oregano, the chili pepper flakes and the paprika. Simmer in very low heat for about 60 min. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
Serve in bowls with a generous sprinkle of feta cheese and lots of roughly chopped fresh basil. Add more chili flakes if you like and enjoy!
Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 634mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2841IU | Vitamin C: 59mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg