I love tomatoes. Any way you slice, dice, mash them, these aromatic fruits are absolutely delicious. Tomato, botanically classified as berry, is generally categorized as vegetable.
Tomatoes are a major dietary source of antioxidant1 lycopene, which is more bioavailable in tomato processed products (in a healthy way, of course) than raw tomatoes. Consumption of four or five servings of tomato products has been inversely associated with prostate cancer risk (a 40% lower risk of prostate cancer in men).2
Tomatoes are a good source of fiber3 and are a great source of Vitamin C4,5 an essential dietary component, has been shown to regenerate antioxidants within the body, influences immune function6, and helps with nonheme iron (plant-based)7 absorption.
Vitamin K1 helps normal blood coagulation and bone metabolism10.
Folate (B9) plays an important role in DNA formation and lower risk of colon and breast cancers.11
- 10 tomatoes large
- 5 TBSP ghee
- 1 onion large, diced
- 1 red pepper diced
- 1/2 gallon chicken bone broth
- 2 cups basil
- 1 tsp oregano dry
- 1 tsp salt, pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Slice tomatoes 1 inch wide, spread ghee on top of each tomato, put in the oven for about 30 min or until tomatoes start wilting and get caramelized color.
Sautee onions in a pot, about 5 min, until light-brown in color. Add diced red pepper and sautee for 2 more minutes.
Add tomatoes and bone broth to the pot with onions.
Heat well thoroughly and add chopped basil, Boil, covered for 5 more min.
Add oregano, salt and pepper.
Puree using a hand-held mixer or regular blender.
This soup can be served hot or cold, pureéd or chunked.