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Roasted Tomato and Eggplant Soup

Roasting the tomatoes and eggplant deepens the flavor of this vegetarian soup.
Everyday Food, September 2004
  • Prep Time 25 minutes
  • Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield Serves 6
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Ingredients

  • 3 pounds plum tomatoes, (about 12), cored and halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 pound carrots, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 10 garlic cloves
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 large eggplant, (1 1/2 pounds), cut into 3/4-inch chunks
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, for serving
  • Toasted rustic bread, for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. with racks on top and bottom. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss together tomatoes, carrots, garlic, 2 tablespoons oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Spread in a single layer, with tomatoes cut sides down.

  2. On another rimmed baking sheet, toss together eggplant, chickpeas, curry powder, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Spread in a single layer. Place both sheets in oven (tomato mixture on top rack). Roast until tender, tossing mixtures halfway through, about 45 minutes.

  3. Using tongs, peel off and discard tomato skins. Puree tomato mixture (including juices) in a blender or food processor until smooth. Transfer to a large pot. Stir in eggplant mixture; thin with 3 to 4 cups water. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper. Serve, sprinkled with cilantro; garnish with bread, if desired.

Recipe Reviews

Reviews (4)

  • 4 Aug, 2010

    I thought this soup was great! I used broth instead of water...had a great indian flavor.

  • 23 Sep, 2008

    WHAT IS THIS...SOUP WITHOUT ONIONS? SOMERSIZERS OMIT THE CARROTS, AND PUT IN SOME ONIONS FOR FLAVOR WITHOUT THE SUGAR (CARROTS HAVE WAY TO MUCH SUGAR IN THEM) EVERYTHING ELSE SOUNDS GREAT.

  • 23 Sep, 2008

    WHAT IS THIS...SOUP WITHOUT ONIONS? SOMERSIZERS OMIT THE CARROTS, AND PUT IN SOME ONIONS FOR FLAVOR WITHOUT THE SUGAR (CARROTS HAVE WAY TO MUCH SUGAR IN THEM) EVERYTHING ELSE SOUNDS GREAT.

  • 4 Aug, 2008

    I made this oup it was very very good roasting the vegs was such a good touch to it. It's a keeper.