Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. On a sheet pan assemble the ingredients. Drizzle the olive oil over the vegetables, then lightly season with salt and pepper.
Roast for 25 minutes at 425 degrees.
Place the vegetables in a high speed blender along with the juice. Add 2 ½ cups water and the fresh herbs, and season with salt and pepper. Blend until smooth for 6 ½ minutes.If you do not have a high speed blender, use a regular blender to blend until smooth. Pour the blended soup in a saucepan, season with salt and pepper. Allow simmering for 10 minutes. Stir. Serve warm and enjoy with cheesy bread or crackers.
Top Tips for Tomato Carrot Soup
Wash and cut/slice your tomatoes: It’s always best practice to wash any food you consume (as much as possible). Then cut the tomatoes in quarters.
Peel and cut the carrots: They do not need to be cut in small chunks as they will slightly reduce in size when roasted. 5 big chunks are enough.
Create Depth of flavor: Roasting any vegetable imparts an earthy, smoky, caramelized sweet flavor. As stated above, the sweet flavors from the onions and carrots really come to life.
No chopping or dicing necessary: This method can be time-consuming. Large vegetable chunks are easier to roast.
Thicken the sauce. To thicken the sauce, allow the soup to simmer on low heat for an extra 20 minutes (or longer) to help further enhance the flavor of the vegetables. Adding creamer is also helpful, although it might alter the taste slightly.
Make a large batch. Tomatoes are the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene. In translation, they have been linked to many health benefits. They are also known to help reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.
You can skip the roasting process and use a powerful blender, such as this Vitamix blender to prepare the soup in half that time. Alternatively, if you do not have a power blender, boiling the carrots until they are cooked fork through is another great way to prepare the soup over the stove. Simply add the cooked carrots, tomatoes, and onions, along with your desired seasoning and blend. Don’t forget to add water or vegetable stock! Immersion blenders work great as well if you decide to cook everything in one pot. The choices are completely up to you.