To me one of the best things about summer are the tomatoes. Summer tomatoes are unlike any other time of the year. They are juicy, sweet and have a delicious flavor. They aren't mushy or hard but just soft and firm enough. This soup features summer tomatoes at their peak for a delicious and refreshing no-cook soup.
Cold Summer Tomato Soup
3 Large tomatoes with seeds removed
1 large pinch of Kosher salt
1 pinch of pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 Basil Leaves, plus more for garnish
Croutons, for garnish
Chunky Hot Salsa, for garnish
Place 4 bowls in the refrigerator.
In a food processor, combine tomatoes, salt, pepper, garlic, and basil. Blend ingredients until smooth. Refrigerate until well chilled, about 1 hour.
Pour soup into chilled bowls. In the center of each bowl place croutons, with a dollop of chunky hot salsa, top with a small basil leaf. Serve immediately.
Happy (not) Cooking!