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Red Wine & Chipotle Roasted Tomato Soup by


add heavy cream and sugar if recipe is too spicy Basil/mozzarella/tomato grilled cheese sandwich for dipping


6 – 7 fresh tomatoes (quartered)

4 heads of garlic

2 red bell peppers (cut the core out and remove the seeds)

2 yellow onions (quartered)

1 can of crushed tomatoes (go for the organic low sodium variety)

1 cup vegetable stock (also organic low sodium)

1 cup torn basil leaves (tearing vs. chopping supposedly does to something to the flavor according to food network, who knows)

1/2 cup of red wine

1/4 cup of chipotle adobo sauce (comes in a can, just use sauce, actual peppers will be too hot!)

1 tablespoon of sea salt

1 tablespoon of black pepper

3 glass oven dishes

1 large stock pot

Aluminum foil


To roast garlic: don’t break the garlic apart. Instead, slice the heads off and peel back any loose layers of skin, drizzle with olive oil, salt and wrap them up tight in foil. I had some thyme sitting in my fridge so I placed a few sprigs in with the garlic.

If you have never roasted garlic before, girrrl, get ready. It’s to die for. If you make extra, mash with a fork, mix with some soft butter and spread over crusty bread. Whole other level! You should also note, roasted garlic is not the same bad breath igniter as raw garlic. (Amen)

How to:

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees

On 1st pan, arrange the quartered tomatoes

On 2nd pan arrange bell peppers and onion

On 3rd pan arrange garlic and springs of thyme

Drizzle with olive oil and salt them

Bake for 30-40 minutes or until soft and sunken

In separate large pot, simmer on low, 1 cup of vegetable stock, a can of crushed tomatoes (choose low sodium!) and a 1/4 cup of red wine (I used a cabernet but it doesn’t really matter…feel free to drink the rest).

When the tomatoes, bell peppers, onion and garlic are soft (approx 30 minutes) remove from heat.

Place tomatoes, onion, bell pepper in a vitamix or blender, pulse a couple times to desired thickness. If you’re like me, I tend to like a chunky soup, especially in the fall, so don’t over blend. Add to the pot.

To remove the garlic from their pods, just slip a knife into each section and they will come right out. I used about two heads of garlic in the soup. Mash with a fork. Add the basil, garlic, salt, pepper and chipotle adobo sauce.

Garnish with a sprinkle of feta (skip to keep it vegan!) and a couple basil leaves.

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