Mega BM is finally here! I wanted to participate in April but I couldn’t. So I was all excited and pumped up for this one. Only, I did not get enough time for preparing all the dishes and being ready for it. But, what is life without a challenge, right?
As I said, my theme perfectly reflects my current situation. I am behind on so many things, my to-do list extends endlessly, it is an absolute mayhem and I feel like I am in a soup. Hence, soup shall be the theme of the month and we are going to have 26 soups.
Soup is my favorite kind of meal because it is usually easy to make and very wholesome. But things are not perfect ever and so the husband is an antagonist to my soup strategy. Else, we would live on bowls of soup forever and ever.
I thought to start the marathon with the ever popular tomato soup but this one is elevated to a different level thanks to oven roasted tomatoes and some ciabatta in it. Simply bliss. So here goes –
Recipe adapted from here
WHAT WE NEED
Garlic 4 pods
Onion, large 1
Tomatoes, large 6
Dried oregano a pinch
Vegetable stock 300ml
Ciabatta loaf 100 gm
Olive oil 1 1/2 tbsp
Vinegar a splash
WHAT TO DO
- Preheat the oven to 200C
- Cut the tomatoes into halves, onions into 3 cm wedges and place them on the oven tray
- Add the garlic pods with skin, drizzle some olive oil and season with salt and pepper
- Roast them in the oven for 30 minutes or till the tomatoes are soft and sticky
- Empty the tray into a saucepan and add the vegetable stock
- Mix well and put the saucepan on heat.
- Tear and add the ciabatta loaf into the soup and bring to boil
- Then simmer for 10 minutes and turn off the heat
- Add a splash of the vinegar and blend till smooth
- Enjoy with some toasted bread!
- Ciabatta works best for this recipe but it can be replaced with any other bread too
- The tomatoes will be very sticky and the oven tray would need some scrapping in order to get everything out. But this roasting enhances the taste of the soup significantly.
PIN IT FOR LATER
We are cooking and blogging all of September for the Mega Blogging Marathon. This is my dish under the theme ‘Soup’.
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 68
I am not a big soup person in the family and I had a hard time choosing soups for 3 days. I am simply amazed at your 26 soup recipes that you have in store. Looking forward to the series! Love the roasted tomatoes in the soup and I like adding bread to make it thicker and hearty!
Lovely soup to kick start the carnival!
wow!!Love the theme. This bm I can bookmark many soup varieties!!
Wow making soups for the carnival sounds super exciting.The roasted tomato soup looks yummy.
Tomato soup with some toasted bread is a comfort food on lazy days. Good one to kick start the mega BM
Wow 26 soups will have me in soup yaar!..very challenging for person like me who don’t prefer soup much.hehehe..very nice..
roasted tomatoes always adds great flavor.. 26 days of soup? Wow.. great and can’t wait to see your other recipes.
Omg…soups on all the 26 days. That would be great…looking forward to all your recipes 🙂
26 soups for 26 days, wow thats absolutely brilliant, tomato soup looks extremely fabulous and feel like having rite now for my dinner.
26 soups !& that made sit up :)) way to go sowmya INspite of ur recent shift to India 🙂 this soup looks great
I shall bookmark ALL the recipes this Marathon. I love soups and 26 flavors of soups sounds really exciting 🙂 The first one is awesome, we really enjoy tomato soup. Your version looks yummy!
Such a comforting soup looks so creamy and delicious.L ooking forward to your recipes.
OMG…26 soups!! That’s fantastic. Oven roasted soup is very tempting.
Roasted tomatoes in soups sounds wonderful. Looking forward to all your soups this month..
26 soup dishes will be great list to build….loved your theme…am personally not big on soup but i know i should be..your first soup recipe looks beautiful and something i can stay charged with for a long time…looking forward to ur series
Wow we can all live on soup so your theme is godsent. Love the roast tomatoes flavor.
Don’t worry about not being ready. I think that only few bloggers who participate in mega marathons come prepared. The rest of us are all in the same boat, cooking as we go.
The simple tomato soup is taken to next level in this recipe, as you mentioned.
Wow 26 days of soup, very challenging theme!! Roasted tomatoes must have rendered a great flavor to the soup. Looks tempting!
You have one of the toughest themes…I am so bad with soups…terrible that I might have just 3 or 4 soups on my blog..kudos..fantastic theme.
by the way this is one of my favorite soups..love the roasted tomato flavor.
wow 26 soups recipes… I can start my dieting again I guess… wonderful theme
Excpcept for week 1, have been cooking and posting the same day. So like Archana said, most of us are in teh same boat! Love the theme you have chosen and this one looks so inviting! Looking forward to your other creations…
What a great choice of theme Sowmya. Your roasted tomato soup looks so creamy and delicious.