• Carly Zimmaro

Tomato Bisque Dip


help....I need somebody....

help! not just anybodayyyy

Because I can't get enough.....of this dip.

So the other night I had taco night with some of my good friends and afterwards I was left with a few extratomatoes. Of course I could put them in salads or make some sauces but I was really feeling dippy.

And I autmatically thought of tomato bisque. Yeah I know..soup?

So I roasted those babies.

And I combined them with other ingredients you'd find in a bisque and I just went with it. And it worked.

Topped with extra caramelized onions and garlic - so dreamy.

This dip is definately healthy, using all sorts of beans and veggies.

Paired so well with some flatbread or toasty baquette - YES.

I absolutely love the smell of tomatoes, especially when rubbing by fingers along the stem - the smell comes off onto my hands and it just smells like summer.

I'm in the middle of growing my own. A few different varieties along with herbs and I cannot wait to use them!!

Nothing beats home grown veggies and herbs.

Ingredients:

  • 3 vine ripe tomatoes

  • olive oil

  • salt and pepper

  • 1 (15 oz) can chick peas

  • 4 oz cream cheese (optional)

  • 2 stalks of celery with leaves

  • handful of basil leaves

  • 3 tbs cream

  • handful of parsley

  • 3 large spanish onions

  • 5 garlic cloves

  • 1 Tbs butter

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees,

  2. Place tomatoes and celery on a baking sheet and drizzle over olive oil then sprinkling with salt and pepper. Roast for about 40 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile cut the onions into rings and sautee in a pan over medium heat with butter and a splash of olive oil. Cook until browned - just at the end add in the minced garlic and then let cool.

  4. Let the tomatoes and celery cool completely when they are done.

  5. In a food processor add in the chick peas, cream cheese (I didn't use it but it would create a creamier dip) basil, cream and parsley.

  6. Blend until smooth then add in the tomatoes and celery.

  7. If dip is too thick add in the pan juices - if not then discard.

  8. Serve with Pita/Flatbread/Toasty baquette or Veggies and ENJOY!!!