When your summer vegetable crops come in and you just can’t get enough of those luscious tomatoes, consider tomato soup. Most of us enjoy soup in the cool months, not considering it when the temperatures rise. Tomato soup is a delightful soup to enjoy at room temperature or even chilled. The tomato flavor is bright and the texture is soothing. This soup is a perfect meal starter to replace a salad or have a soup and salad meal with both being chilled. All you need to complete the feast is some warm sourdough bread with butter melting into it.
Use your homemade tomato sauce as a base for this tomato soup. We recommend a roasted tomato sauce which we describe here. For an almost instant meal, save two cups of your finished roasted tomato sauce at the end of the processing time. Put the sauce in a blender or food processor and follow the rest of the instructions. You will have soup in the blink of an eye. This magic is one perk for making your own roasted tomato sauce. You’ll be planning the sauce project completion to coincide with dinner.
For the fresh tomatoes you will add to your soup, choose the ripe but unattractive ones. The beauty of the tomato is not significant in this recipe. Just make certain your tomatoes are fully ripe. That garden fresh ripeness is what makes this soup work.
This soup will keep in the refrigerator for a couple of days but does not freeze really well due to the fresh tomato content. When frozen, the flavor stays nice but the texture does not. If your enthusiasm gets out of control and you make a barrel of this soup, call in your friends and make it a party.
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