Tomato Basil Bisque

solar oven tomato basil bisque recipe from the Solavore blog

This is a really delicious summer soup recipe that uses fresh tomato and fresh basil, perfect for when  you are harvesting your summer garden. As written, it's a solar hybrid recipe, meaning you start it out on the conventional stove top, then let it simmer away in the solar oven. 


2 lbs fresh tomatoes quartered
1 small can tomato paste
8 1/2 cups vegetable stock
2 yellow onions chopped
8-10 garlic bulbs, minced
1 bunch basil, julienned
1 zucchini
2T olive oil
1/4 cup red wine
1-2 t brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste


On your conventional stove, heat up olive oil in a large soup pot and saute chopped onions until translucent. Add garlic and chopped zucchini. Fry tomato paste with onions and deglaze with red wine.

Add tomatoes and season with salt and pepper and a pinch of brown sugar. Add vegetable stock and stir. Divide soup between your two Graniteware pots, cover and place in the Solavore Sport for 2 to 4 hours. The timing on this soup is not vital, you just want to give it time to simmer and let the flavors develop.

Once the soup comes out of the oven, puree with an immersion hand blender. Add another pinch of brown sugar and add salt and pepper to taste. Finish by stirring in the julienned basil.

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