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Easy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese Instructions : Ingredients: 3 pounds tomatoes, any variety, cut in half 6 cloves garlic, skin on 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided salt and pepper to taste ½ cup minced yellow onion 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 5 cups water ½ cup fresh basil leaves Sponsered By: 134 February 7, ’18 FOR BEST RESULTS! Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spread tomatoes and garlic (skin on) in 1 layer onto a large baking sheet. Drizzle with 3-4 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until tomatoes are lightly charred on the outside and tender on the inside. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes then remove the skin off the garlic. While the tomatoes are roasting, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pot or dutch oven. Add the onions and cook down on medium heat until golden , about 4-5 minutes. Add salt, pepper, the roasted tomatoes and garlic, broth, and basil leaves. At this point, transfer the mixture to a blender and blend for 1 minutes or until the soup is creamy. This can also be done using a hand-held blender. Return the soup to pot and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve hot with your favorite grilled cheese! For all your fresh nuts and dried fruits (718)599-3444 ( sales@theshoppersroute.com www.theshoppersroute.com (