Creamy Tomato-Balsamic Soup

  • GramercyGal Posted: 04/11/10
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    This is AMAZING! I am a die hard tomato soup lover and this recipe has just made it to the top of my list of favorite tomato soup recipes! Not only that, it's very healthy, quck, and made with ingredients I usually always have in the house. LOVE IT! Can't wait to have the leftovers tomorrow.

  • mccally Posted: 12/02/10
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    This soup was so delicious. We had it with grilled cheese sandwiches for a weeknight dinner and it was great and so easy to make. I will definitely make again.

  • saramoser Posted: 01/01/09
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    I made this with two modifications. 1) Used one can of whole tomatoes (as directed), but the other one was diced fire roasted, because I had it on hand. 2) I replaced the half and half with whole milk to save some fat. It was delicious! Would be amazing with a grilled cheese, which is exactly what I will serve it with next time.

  • krash17 Posted: 05/11/09
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    This was fantastic on a rainy spring night! I did not have an onion, only had a shallot so I used that. Also only had diced tomatoes and they did fine. Smelled and tasted fantastic! Served with grilled cheese.

  • KelliAnne Posted: 11/07/09
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    This soup was amazing. I also didn't strain because I liked the texture. I used 1 can whole tomatoes and 2- 16 oz cans fire roasted tomatos for greater depth of flavor. I had to add some more beef broth to thin it out a bit. I added some spanish smoked paprika for some more depth also. My boyfriend is in love with this soup! Will make many many times!

  • MollySimon Posted: 02/16/09
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    Agree with everyone below -- so easy, so good. Don't strain. I used a chicken bouillon at the top and it was just fine. Yum.

  • ShellyV Posted: 02/14/10
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    Ok, I have to agree with most of the other 58 reviewers, this soup is outstanding! I loved the flavor! I also did not strain the soup after I pureed it. I did use a Vita-Mix though and it purees it pretty smooth. I will make this again and again. I look forward to making it as a starter for a dinner party, rather than with a grilled cheese sandwich as a quick dinner. It could certainly go either way.

  • elishapisha Posted: 02/09/09
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    This was delicious! And surprising easy to make; I was able to pop everything in the oven and then get a bunch of work done while it cooked. I would definitely make this again and serve it to a dinner crowd instead of just myself for lunch!

  • love2coooook Posted: 11/29/09
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    Was a bit disappointed with this, however I think dropping the roasting time down to 40 mins instead of 50 may have helped. I was surprised that it lacked flavor altogether, but I think it was because the liquid had all evaporated after the 50 mins of roasting. Added a bunch of salt, pepper and italian seasoning, and more beef broth to thin it out...turned out ok...will try again, but with some adjustments, especially lessening the roasting time.

  • sadie4232 Posted: 03/08/10
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    Not your mama's tomato soup! Comfort food taken to a whole new level. Gave it a rave on my blog: http://wrighttable.blogspot.com

  • JaGaCook Posted: 07/05/10
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    I tried having this as a meal for dinner...the soup tasted really great but I am not a fan of tomato so could only have a cup to drink. I'll use it as an appetizer or have it with something else next time around.

  • DoctorT Posted: 12/27/11
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    I'm not a big fan of tomato soups - exacerbate heartburn! This was very tasty actually and I added some dried chili flakes which heated it up nicely. This wasn't a typical acidic tomato soup and the balsamic vinegar and roasted veg gave a nice depth of flavour. I would definitely make this again.

  • murphythadog Posted: 11/08/11
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    This was easy and awesome. Baked the tomatoes and onions this morning and dropped it in my Vitamix, no need to strain with that machine as it grinds everything down. Made a nice artisan bread with smoked provolone grilled cheese to go with it.

  • Marjoram Posted: 12/03/11
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    The house smells fantastic while the veggies are roasting! I would cut down the vinegar slightly if serving this soup as a main component of a meal. However, if served as a first course, it is perfect as is in the recommended serving size of 1/2 cup. Intense flavor, easy to make.

  • Shariren Posted: 11/16/11
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    This was decent. I love balsamic vinegar but I found the flavor to be a little overwhelming in this. Probably wouldn't make again

  • girly668 Posted: 11/03/11
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    Amazing! Except if you intend on giving more than 1/2 cup servings you will definitely want to double or even triple this recipe - it makes a puny amount! The flavor is amazing though and I got 2 bowls out of it by adding a ton of milk in the end. The flavor was so intense that I could get away with it.

  • JustineBR Posted: 11/12/12
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    Delicious and very simple to prepare.

  • Vicuska Posted: 10/16/12
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    Amazing rich flavors blended nicely together. I did not have half-and half, I used partly yoghurt and whipping cream. Next time I would double or triple the recipe immediately, the two of us finished the entire pot for dinner. I would try to use less balsamic vinegar next time.

  • wiggieje Posted: 02/20/13
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    Excellent with grilled cheese. A good quality aged balsamic makes this soup even better. Prep is easy --- put it together in a couple minutes, pop it in the oven for an hour and then a quick trip to the blender. No need to strain it! I always make a double batch - a single batch is only enough for dinner for two. This has become a winter staple at my house.

  • Ranger0309 Posted: 10/16/12
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    This is a great dish! I made a few changes to it. I added a few pinches of applewood smoked sea salt. I roasted my tomatoes and added one Jalapeño during the roasting processes for flavor. I cut the balsamic to 1 tablespoon. I removed them before blending. I also added some fresh basil and corn starch to the consistency of bisque. I didn't strain it either for the texture. I also added some homemade cheese bread with fresh butter-garlic under the broiler which was equally amazing!!

  • emloumar Posted: 01/22/14
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    This recipe was good, but nothing outstanding. I thought it tasted a lot like Campbell's tomato soup but slightly sweeter, and for an hours wait time, I'm not sure it's worth the effort. I think cheese cloth would be better to stain this through as well. The soup is grainy after the blender and a sieve is not fine enough to remove the small solids.

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