So tonight when faced with a glut of tomatoes from the garden I turned to Simply Recipes for some ideas. I found a recipe for Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Soup that was so great I wanted to point it out to you. It’s healthy and packed with flavor because all the vegetables are roasted.
The tomatoes roasted in olive oil are full of lycopene which is a carotenoid that protects against cervical and prostate cancer. The carrots are full of beta-carotene, which is important for maintaining hormone balance. There are studies that show that eggplant can help prevent high cholesterol. The roasted garlic is in the allium family all of which are anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. The chickpeas are high in protein as well as being a good source of folic acid and fiber. I always tell my patients to eat lots of different colored fruits and veggies and this soup is a rainbow in a bowl.