Let’s cut to the chase, shall we?!
Tomato = Fruit.
“Heirloom tomatoes” is the password.
Make those ripe, even overripe ones.
Go to the farmers market or a farm stand, ask about the hidden box containing very ripe and juicy heirloom tomatoes for only $2 or so per pound. Double sweet deal! Just like the markets in the old days…
Go back home with your treasure.
Warning: you really must have good tomatoes for this soup which has such a short list of ingredients. (Forget about the perfectly plastic tomatoes at the average grocery store)
It takes only 5 minutes!
And don’t forget the new cookbook giveaway in celebration of the blog’s 1 year birthday!
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Sweet summer heirloom tomatoes soup
Serves 4 as a first course
about 3 lbs. of ripe and juicy tomatoes, all kinds (optional – peel* and remove seeds)
1-2 tablespoons of basil leaves
1-2 tablespoons of mint leaves
salt and black pepper
about 1/3 – 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Put all the ingredients in a food processor and process until all tomatoes are crushed. Do this to the consistency you like.
Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking. Add more herbs if you want.
Serve at room temperature.
* I find this serrated peeler to be very handy for peeling tomatoes.
Also try Love-ly Heirloom tomatoes salad