Tomato season is here big time and on my recent family trip to Pennsylvania – where we visited a couple of local farms and wineries -I purchased – among other goodies – a huge basket of ripe tomatoes.
Huge, meaning 25 pounds, or perhaps more. That’s a lot of tomatoes as far as I’m concerned!
(Talk about buying local and buying in bulk, LOL. The whole basket was 14.99, so it’s about 60 cents per pound of really ripe, tasty tomatoes – not bad!)
But if you think I spent hours in the kitchen, cooking and pureeing… you’ll be wrong. What I made has to be the easiest ever tomato soup recipe…
The soup can be made using a juicer or blender. Plus it’s delicious!
Tomato Soup Recipe
- 4-5 large, ripe tomatoes, chopped
- 1/4 cup of cashews, raw
- salt & pepper to taste
Blend all ingredients on high for a few minutes, until very smooth, creamy and warm. High power blender, such as Vitamix will heat up the soup for you as you blend it; or pour into a pot and warm up on the stove – no need to boil it. This results in a thicker, creamier soup than the juicer version. The soup will have bubbles (as seen in the picture below), but if you blend it a little longer on low the bubbles will disappear. Substitute cashews with avocado.
Juice half of the tomatoes, and blend the remaining tomatoes with cashews on high, until very smooth and creamy. This results in less thick soup.
Tomato Soup Juicer Variation #2
- 6-8 tomatoes
- 1/2 small onion (1/4 large)
- 1 celery stalk
- 1 medium carrot
- 1 bunch parsley
- 1 cup basil (optional)
- pinch of sea salt and pepper, to taste
Juice all ingredients, starting with the greens. Transfer juice to a pot and gently heat until warm, but do NOT let come to boil. Season with salt and pepper to taste, stir well. Transfer to soup bowls, whisk, and enjoy. (Soup separates easily, so you will need to whisk often.)
- For a chunky texture, add some chopped fruits and veggies, or blend in a variety of vegetables and fruits, such as peppers, celery, peaches, etc.
- Add some fresh herbs – basil is excellent in this soup.
- Garnish with some fresh corn for “rice,” a few leaves of basil, or sprouts.
- Serve with a slice of bread.
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