My Favorite Tomato Soup
Cashing in on End of Summer Tomatoes 🍅 🥣
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup is an iconic comfort pairing.
Many of you have been asking for this over the last few months so here we go
With end of summer here I’m going to share with you my favorite tomato soup to make. Then next week you’ll get my “Anatomy of a Perfect Grilled Cheese” 🥪
The best time to make this during summer, ideally end of summer, when you can find super-ripe tomatoes that make this soup a stunner.
It really is all about the tomatoes. Find good ones; I like to use a mix (discussed below).
Pro Tip: Speaking of good tomatoes, I’m making a batch of Red Tomato Chutney which dropped last year so this is a reminder to whip up a batch as it is a mind blowing tasty condiment that you can jar up for eating during fall and winter
Back to the soup
You’ll notice a few things in this recipe that really make it delicious… vintage “Cooking with Octopod”: taking something classic and pushing the flavor to 100%
We aren’t going to be bulking (aka thinning out) the soup up with chicken stock or vegetable broth. I want a tomato soup that screams tomato 🍅 with some smart flavor additions and contrasts.
Served warm with a salad or grilled cheese or, to be honest, it’s really good cold out of the fridge on a hot day 😂 Either way, do as you like.