The Saturday Simmer: End-of-summer garden tomato soup recipes
My friend Sarah, whose birthday is today, has the greenest thumb I've ever seen. In her honor, and in honor of her prolific, postage-stamp-size garden in the Berkeley Community Garden in Boston, I've searched out soups made with end-of-summer garden tomatoes. Whether you roast your tomatoes, as in the rustic roasted tomato basil soup (pictured above) from Family Fresh Cooking, or skin and seed them and toss the pulp directly into the soup pot, you'll find that soups made with fresh garden tomatoes are more than worth the little bit of extra work. So, grab up those end-of-summer tomatoes in your garden (or at the local farm stand).
These soup recipes made with fresh tomatoes caught my eye. Most are vegetarian or vegan, or can be adapted easily:
Rustic roasted tomato basil soup, from Family Fresh Cooking
Fresh tomato soup with mascarpone, from Love and Olive Oil
Roasted tomato soup with corn salsa, from David Lebovitz
Egyptian tomato soup, from The Kitchn
Roasted tomato and thyme soup, from The Sophisticated Gourmet
Heirloom tomato soup, from Marin Mama Cooks
Roasted tomato soup with broiled cheddar, from Smitten Kitchen
Gazpacho, from Simply Recipes
Grilled tomato soup with grilled cheese croutons, from Panini Happy
Vietnamese crab and tomato noodle soup, from Gastronomy
Light tomato coconut soup, from eCurry
Which will you try first? What intrigues you? Please leave feedback on the original recipe post, and let us know if you've made or adapted any of these recipes. See you next Saturday, and every Saturday, with more soups, stews and chili.
[All photos used with permission.]