This is a herby twist I made with the usual hearty tomato soup. I grilled the tomatoes stovetop and then used cashews as a healthy thickner and seasoned it with fresh rosemary which is fast becoming my favourite.
Tomatoes: 3-4 big/sliced/halved
Onion: 3-4 tbsp sliced/halved
Garlic: 1-2 cloves as per taste
Fresh Rosemary: 2 tbsp atleast
Cashew : 3-4 tbsp
Sugar: a pinch
Water/Stock: 2 cups +/-
Slice/halve the tomatoes and onions.Drizzle with salt,pepper and olive oil. Leave the garlic cloves whole. Heat a stovetop grill and place the tomatoes and onions, close with an appropriate cover and let it grill until it is tender and cooked and the grill marks are there. On the still hot grill, place the garlic cloves a nd let it grill for about 1minute till browned. Allow to cool.
Grind together, cashews,rosemary,tomatoes and onion with little sugar,salt and pepper. Put back in deep pan and bring to a boil adding water/stock. Reduce to a simmer and let it cook for about 20-25 minutes until the flavours blend, and the required thickness is reached.
Serve warm with appropriate accompaniments. I loved it with baked Tortilla chips.
Simple soup where tomato and rosemary shine through. Sugar is added to add a little sweetness to the tangy tomatoes. It is completely optional though. If you like tomato basil soup/salad then you will surely like this one.
A warm bowl goes to NCR:Grilling.