October 19

Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup

Lycopene is present in all red fruits and vegetables, but its concentrations are highest in tomatoes and it becomes more readily available and biologically active when it comes from cooked tomatoes.

Lycopene is currently the most powerful antioxidant which has been measured in food and is thought to play a role in preventing cancer and heart disease.

This soup is so quick and easy to make! You can easily get a nice intake of this powerhouse for lunch!


  • Olive oil
  • 1 kg tomatoes
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • handfull of fresh basil leaves, washed and dried (keep some for a garnish)
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Grease a large baking dish with olive oil.
  3. Chop tomatoes in half, quarter the onions, crush and roughly chop the garlic and roughly chop the basil leaves. Throw all ingredients in the baking dish and toss to mix together.
  4. Bake for half an hour. Remove and allow to cool slightly.
  5. Pour soup into blender in small batches and blend on high for about 1 minute for each batch. Be careful not to overfill blender and hold the lid tightly down while blending.
  6. Pour soup back into saucepan and reheat briefly before serving.
  7. Garnish with fresh basil.

I hope you'll enjoy this recipe. Let me know how this turns out for you! Tag me in your pictures on Instagram@PilatesBarreDlk I'd love to see them!

Emma x

Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup Recipe

Meet Emma

Hi, I am Emma McAtasney, a NCEHS Personal Trainer since 2009. I earned my Pilates credentials through BASI Pilates, a highly respected college-level Pilates teacher training programme which aim is to create and maintain professional standards for the teaching of the Pilates Method to the highest calibre.

In addition, I am a prenatal and postnatal exercise specialist, nutritionist and founder of a boutique Pilates studio in Dundalk, Ireland.

I help my clients eat healthier, ditch fad diets and lose weight for good by guiding them to make small manageable changes that long term have a huge impact on their quality of life!

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