If you love tomatoes as much as I do you’ll love this soup. It can be served hot or cold too!
For a basic tomato soup
8 large fresh plum tomatoes, peeled and seeded
1 white onion
2 cloves garlic
400ml water or stock
few basil leaves
salt and pepper to taste
chopped raw tomato
fresh basil leaves
drizzle olive oil
Blanche your tomatoes by putting them in a pot of boiling water. After about a minute the skin should start to lift off. Place tomatoes in a bowl with iced water. Once cooled the skins should slip right off. Cut tomatoes in half and remove seeds.
In a soup pot, fry off finely chopped onion, garlic basil. Add the chopped tomatoes, stock and leave to simmer until thickened. Depending of preferred texture you may blend the soup to a finer consistency. Season to taste!
For the croutons. – Cut up a small maltese loaf, into bit size cubes. Toss in olive oil and either bake in the oven, grill or pan fry until golden and crunchy.
Serve soup topped with croutons and garnishes, with a drizzle of olive oil. Delicious!