Roasted Tomato Soup with Thyme and Goat Cheese

This is a soup for tomato killers. Did you see the color? Well, it tastes as good as it looks: intense, so red, flavorful roasted tomatoes!

I made it last summer, during the peak of my tomato season and I canned it. There is no way you can have a soup as rich as this during the summer.
However, when it is chilly outside, you see the snow in the mountains and the fire is on, there is nothing more comforting than a bowl of this soup.
The tomato flavor is so intense, that I garnished it with little balls of goat cheese, not only because it looks beautiful, but also to make it milder. You can also add some cream or sour cream.
Perfect for rainy, cold days, we had it for lunch with a green salad and half a sandwich. Here is the recipe.
Roasted Tomato Soup with Thyme and Goat Cheese | Ingredients for 6 portions
4 pounds of ripe tomatoes, quartered and seeded
3 garlic cloves finely sliced
4 Tbs. of olive oil
Coarse sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbs. of butter
1 big yellow or white onion, or 2 medium, coarsely chopped
4 sprigs of thyme
1 quart of boiling water

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line four baking sheets with aluminum foil and brush them with half of the olive oil. Place the tomatoes in the baking sheets and sprinkle the garlic. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast the tomatoes for 1 hour. In the meantime, in a pot over medium heat, heat the rest of the olive oil and the butter. Sauté the onions and the thyme for 5 minutes until soft, 5 minutes. Add the roasted tomatoes and the water, and cook for 20 minutes. Discard the thyme sprigs. With an immersion blender, blend all the ingredients until creamy. Season with salt and pepper. Before serving, garnish with goat cheese and a sprig of thyme.
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