Essence of Tomato Soup

When summer tomatoes are so good that they need no embellishment, try them in this simple, refreshing starter. It’s a tasty way to use up fast-ripening tomatoes, and the soup will keep for up to three days in the fridge.

Essence of Tomato Soup

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  • 4

    cups diced beefsteak, cherry, or heirloom tomatoes, divided

  • ¼

    cup olive oil

  • 1

    Tbs. agave nectar

  • ½

    cup basil, sliced into thin strips


Blend 3 cups tomatoes, oil, agave nectar, and 2 cups water in blender until smooth. 2. Pour soup into 4 bowls. Top each serving with ı/4 cup diced tomatoes and 2 Tbs. basil.


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