Wonderful tomato soup. Roasting the tomatoes and garlic added so much richness and took this up to another plane altogether. The tapenade just came through and gave a nice little edge to the soup. A definite keeper.
This soup was just the dish to welcome in our first perfect Spring day. The roasting tomatoes and garlic gave the house such a warm, welcoming smell, and the flavor of the soup was a wonderful combination of freshness and rich tastes. I used an immersion blender to puree the soup, which is a great time-saver (and mess-preventer) if you are fortunate enough to have one. Thank you, Claire, for sharing your lovely recipe.
We really loved this. I was very pleased with the smooth, rich taste. I left out the tomato tapenade since I could not find it at the store. I did add a little more cream (maybe a splash or two). This is the first time I have ever made tomato soup and I found this recipe very easy. I can't wait to make it this summer with fresh roma tomatos.