Roasted Cherry and Grape Tomato Soup with Tortellini
A gorgeous tomato soup made with roasted cherry and grape tomatoes and onions. Adding cheesy tortellini at the end turns this soup into a complete and very filling meal.
As you know I live in Greece. So beautiful tomatoes are almost taken for granted. Except, that is, in the depths of winter. Then it’s not so easy to find great tomatoes. And that of course is natural, since, well, it’s not their season. But when you have a Mister who doesn’t eat any salad stuff except tomatoes and cucumber… well you have to try. The best solution for me has been to turn to cherry and grape tomatoes. They seem to be fabulously tasty all year round and have pretty much saved the day in this house.
You may point out that we are not in the depths of winter any more. True. Spring is making her approach, although it seems to be a very cautious and slow one, with very chilly winds and a sun that is just hot enough to lure you out without a jacket, only to hide behind huge clouds and send you shivering back to put some sensible clothes on.
Let me just say I’m not complaining. I am a winter person, not a (Greek) summer person. I love warm weather, but by warm I mean the kind we have in May. Anything hotter and I cannot function. Yes, I know I am living in the wrong country, thank you very much.
So, lovely cool weather calls for soup. Tomato soup is one of my favourites, and here I’ve experimented with roasting them beforehand. Lovely. I used cherry and grape tomatoes but also regular tomatoes that come on the vine. Buying tomatoes still attached to a vine is great; it keeps them fresh for much longer and helps with the ripening process as it “feeds” the fruit with nutrients and moisture. Roasting them with the onions definitely adds a special something to the final result. And the tortellini? Well they just transform this soup into a super filling and hearty meal. If you let this soup sit it will thicken, so it’s best served immediately. If you have leftovers add some veggie stock to thin it out while reheating. Check out the notes at the bottom for some extra serving suggestions.
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