roasted tomato bisque

In appetizers, baking, brunch, culinary experiments, dinner, easy weeknight meals, gluten-free, lunch, side dishes, vegan, vegetarian on 05.15.11 at 11:59 pm

tomato, tomato?

for most of us when we think of tomatoes, the vibrant colour of tomato red comes to mind… so when i saw this market crate of organic red/green, green/orange and yellow/green striped tomatoes, i couldn’t help but take a closer look. i wondered to myself, would these beautifully-striped tomatoes taste just as good as the regular shiny red tomatoes that we typically see at the grocery store?

so i picked up three of these striped tomatoes for another culinary experiment… adapted & inspired by fellow foodie blogger what a pavlova!‘s creamless tomato soup recipe, here’s my version of roasted tomato bisque… so smooth & creamy (even without the cream!). oh yeah, this recipe is also gluten-free and vegan-friendly! :)

– preheat oven to 400F

roast veggies:
add the following ingredients to large baking dish, ensuring that seasoning is incorporated well with the tomatoes.
– 3 large organic tomatoes (rough chop)
– 3 large shallots (rough chop)
– 2 cloves of garlic (rough chop)
– dash of sea salt
– season w/ ground black peppercorns
– drizzle of balsamic vinegar

(tip: i opted for shallots instead of red & white onions, and sea salt instead of sugar.)

– roast veggies in baking dish for 30min at 400F

creamy without the cream:
blend & puree the following ingredients in blender:
– roasted tomatoes, shallots & garlic
– 1/4 cup water
– season w/ ground black peppercorns

food styling:
– serve bisque in small ramekins
– garnish w/ roasted squash seeds

the verdict:
– the striped tomatoes worked out beautifully and made for a tasty dish!

  1. I love trying new things to do with green tomatoes. (Some of mine inevitably fall off the vine too early.) I like that there’s no cream too and I bet it’d be great to mix my green tomatoes with some heirloom ones. Thanks for the idea!


  2. Heirloom tomatoes are so gorgeous! I love that this recipe is gluten and vegan-free. I’ll have to send my brother’s girlfriend to your site, as she is vegan. I know she’d really enjoy this soup. :)


    • thanks for supporting my blog! i don’t follow a strict gluten-free or vegan-friendly diet everyday, but it seems that veggie-rich & non/low-dairy recipes seem to be all the rage in my kitchen these days! :)


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  5. I was looking for some new soup inspiration. Looking forward to trying some of these recipes!


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