Roasted Carrots & Tomato Soup with a Topping of Basil Infused Creme Fraiche

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by Sara Hafiz on June 6, 2010

This is a quick and very simple to make Soup! I’m sure you can tell from my previous posts that I’m a Soupaholic! Somehow I find comfort in making soups for my family, Its also a good way to get  vegetables into your kids. I saw this soup recipe on a show called Manic Organic, a show dedicated to growing organic produce. At the end of the show there was a cooking segment which included the  same produce that they had growing in the farm. What a great feeling to be able to grow such healthy, organic & nutritious produce and then use that same vegetables into a dish. Unfortunately Manic Organic is no longer airing but lucky for me I have most of the episodes  saved on my television’s DVR!

I roasted the carrots and the tomatoes in the oven, which brings out that extra flavor and sweetness in the vegetables. I roasted garlic along with fresh basil leaves drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. I used organic carrots & vine ripened tomatoes for the soup. I also used  store bought organic chicken stock for the soup. I poured the soup simultaneously for a distinguished look. You can see from the pictures that tomato soup has a rich red hue and the carrot soup has the lovely orange color which makes the presentation very dramatic. You can certainly impress you friends!   I topped the soup with a dollop of  Basil infused creme fraiche for extra  freshness & creaminess!

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

diana strinati baur June 7, 2010 at 5:22 am

Absolutely gorgeous, healthy and mouth watering. I will try this . I like that it is light and fresh, with warm flavors…. your pictures are FAB!!! :)

Gourmande June 7, 2010 at 11:17 am

That’s a delicious recipe… on my menu soon !

Sara June 8, 2010 at 1:51 am

Thank you! :)

Sara June 8, 2010 at 1:52 am

Thanks Diana! Let me know how it turns out for ya!

IslandEAT June 8, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Hi, Sara. This is absolutely magnificent in its beauty and presentation! Good for you, and congrats on Top 9 FB today.



Sara June 8, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Thank you so much, Dan! :)

Paula - bell'alimento June 8, 2010 at 11:53 pm

Oooh so delicious Sara! Love soups! We weren’t feeling great last week and hubs whipped up a batch of similar soup! So satisfying!

GreenGirl June 9, 2010 at 3:25 am

I love soup. Your recipe sounds so good and the pictures are so beautiful

Sara June 9, 2010 at 10:28 am

Thank you, Paula! I hope you guys are feeling better now! :)

Sara June 9, 2010 at 10:28 am


Nadia June 9, 2010 at 6:12 pm

What a pretty soup. I love the vibrant colors! and the basil infused creme fresh just the right amount of decadence and creaminess. yummyyyy!

Sara June 9, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Thanks Nadia! You know whats life without decadence! :)

Magic of Spice June 10, 2010 at 7:40 pm

What a stunning dish, truly beautiful!

justcooknyc June 11, 2010 at 4:13 pm

i’m loving everything about this

Sara June 12, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Thank you!

Sara June 12, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Thank you Justin!

Bria @ West of Persia June 13, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Wow, your presentation is gorgeous. It reminds me of the 2 little paisleys in a bowl, or of the Yin-Yang symbol. The recipe sounds delicious. Great job!

Suman Singh June 15, 2010 at 4:03 pm

WOW…thats a rich n delicious looking soup…yummie!
BTW, thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment…appreciated…

tasteofbeirut June 15, 2010 at 6:10 pm

I love the colors in that soup and the way you presented it! So elegant! so stylish!
I will remember your tip about roasting veggies first; I never do it and I do think it is a great idea.

tasteofbeirut June 15, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Love that soup and its presentation; great tip on roasting the veggies first!

Lynne at CookandBeMerry June 24, 2010 at 1:39 am

Your soup is absolutely beautiful and the presentation is so gorgeous. Great job!

Rachel June 30, 2010 at 3:47 am

Looks absolutely delicious! I will have to make this soon, and send it off to my brother, who is working at a vegetable farm this summer and has decided to go vegetarian Monday-Friday. Photos are lovely as well!

Julie June 30, 2010 at 8:21 pm

I’m a soup fiend myself and this looks awesome. Definitely bookmarking!

marla {family fresh cooking} July 5, 2010 at 1:17 pm

This soup looks amazing. Such gorgeous color and presentation. Awesome to pack in a great amount of nutrients in something so satisfying. These soups would be be great served hot or chilled. xo

rebecca July 7, 2010 at 3:40 pm

wow great soup very gourmet

Sara July 7, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Thank you, Rebecca!

Sara July 7, 2010 at 10:38 pm

Thanks Marla! :)

sharizat January 13, 2011 at 2:02 am

oh boy this looks so good! if only i saw this post before when i made my roasted carrots and wild rice soup–this idea with tomatoes is just a cherry on top of a one healthy veggie dish! must try it~!
i should check your blog more often! than you so much!

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