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Roasted Tomato Soup With Jamón And Idiazábal Recipe

Roasted Tomato Soup With Jamón And Idiazábal Recipe

“This Roasted Tomato Soup With Jamón And Idiazábal recipe is my interpretation of the tomato soup that I always order at restaurant La Cuchara de San Telmo. It’s a cold soup with jamón and Idiazábal. I’d never dare ask them for the recipe, but I think I’ve got pretty close here so I’m happy with that.

My mum always fries the tomatoes with some onion and garlic, until really well reduced, and then adds some water. This is a great way to make the soup, and I risk life and limb to say this … but I do think that roasting the tomatoes and the garlic gives it a completely different dimension. Sorry, Mum!”

Now, go stock up on all your cooking essentials, then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

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Roasted Tomato Soup With Jamón And Idiazábal Recipe

Roasted Tomato Soup With Jamón And Idiazábal Recipe

Inspired by the tomato soup at one of our all-time favorite tapas bars in San Sebastian, Spain, this Roasted Tomato Soup With Jamón And Idiazábal recipe from Jose Pizzaro's new cookbook has us dreaming of Basque country!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 173 kcal


  • 2 kg (4 1/2 pounds) beautiful vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 1 bulb garlic  cloves separated
  • Olive oil
  • Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 banana shallot (echalion), finely chopped
  • Handful fresh thyme sprigs  plus a few extra to garnish
  • Litre (34 fl oz) fresh ham, or fresh chicken stock
  • 6 slices French (aka sweet) baguette
  • 6 slices jamón
  • Idiazábal or Manchego cheese shavings
  • Extra-virgin olive oil to drizzle


  • Roast The Tomatoes: Heat the oven to 160°C (320°F/Gas 3). Halve the tomatoes and place on two large baking sheets with the garlic.
    Drizzle with lots of olive oil and season well, and place in the oven, rotating the trays halfway through cooking. Roast for 45 to 60 minutes until slightly caramelized.
  • Fry The Tomatoes: Heat a little more oil in a deep pan and gently fry the shallot for 10 minutes. Tip in the roasted tomatoes and squeeze the soft garlic from their skins and add to the pan. Throw in the thyme and pour over the stock. Bring to boil, then simmer for 10 minutes. 
  • Crisp The Baguettes: Meanwhile, heat some oil in a frying pan and fry the baguette slices until golden and crisp, then break into pieces. Spoon the soup into warmed bowls.
  • Serve The Soup: Top with a scattering of fried baguette, the jamón slices and some cheese. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil, garnish with a sprig of thyme and serve.



Serving: 1servingCalories: 173kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 10gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 489mgPotassium: 831mgFiber: 5gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 2777IUVitamin C: 46mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Comfort soup, easy soup, hearty soup
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