Simple Summer Tomato Soup

Hola!

Yesterday a good friend gave me some veggies from her garden. Different varieties of squash and a lot of tomatoes. I immediately thought I would make either gazpacho or tomato soup. Once I arrived home, I checked the fridge and since I didn’t have the ingredients to make gazpacho I decided to go with tomato soup. Both are similar, but this tomato soup is simpler than gazpacho.

One of the reasons why I love summer is all of the fresh vegetables  you can have in your garden. Sometimes it is more than you know what to do with, which is always a good time to give your excess to friends….(thanks again!) Fresh tomatoes and basil, picked that day, and then add some mozzarella and a pinch of salt, pepper and olive oil. Oh my! I love it!! So refreshing, so healthy and so summery!

This soup is extremely easy. In five minutes it was ready to eat. Though I would recommend letting it cool in the fridge for an hour or so, as it is that much more refreshing on a hot summer day.  You could also just add a few ice cubes in the blender.

I garnished the soup with mozzarella. Avocado would be delicious too. Or think of some of your other favorite vegetables.

Ingredients for 1 quart of tomato soup:

  • 1.5 Ibs ripe tomatoes  (I used plum as that was what was available this day)
  • 1/2 medium-sized sweet onion (if you don’t love the taste of raw onion, use less)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Big pinch of salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 6 basil leaves

 

Add all the ingredients in the  blender and blend it up! That’s it! Time to sit back and enjoy.

Bon profit!

Simple Summer Tomato Soup

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Ivette

Hola y Bienvenido/a! Hello and Welcome! My name is Ivette and I am a dual citizen! Originally, I from Catalonia, Spain but in 2014 I moved to the United States and I currently live in Maryland with my husband Richard (number 1 taster, thank you!), my baby girl Beulah my rescue dig Vicky and my two (big!) cutie cats Pintxo & Pastifa. Full house! I love Spanish food. In Spain there is always something to celebrate, gathering with friends and family… We have THREE dishes at every meal! Yes, 3! You will have a first full dish like pasta and for the second dish you will have fish/meat and then dessert, and after dessert coffee…. When I am in Spain and get together with my family (there are 31 of us!), we can start lunch at 2:30pm and finish it at 7pm… I have always loved cooking. My grandmother it is a great, great cook and I think my love of cooking is because of her. When I was in college, my favorite breaks, were getting into the kitchen and cooking or baking something. I was able to escape the normal daily routine of law school. In this blog, I would like to share some Spanish recipes as well as other delicious recipes. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at joyofspanishcooking@gmail.com Bon profit!

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