Don’t you just love it when Fall really comes in? I know I do. I live in the sweat zone of Mississippi, and I’m always glad to see the back of summer. However, there are trade-offs with everything in life, and just when I get to craving tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, that’s when you can’t get good tomatoes anymore. Well, here’s my solution- my Fall Tomato Soup recipe uses some “hothouse” tomatoes and some canned tomatoes to still give a great tomato taste for a crisp Fall lunch.
Fall Tomato Soup
I make lots of tomato dishes when tomatoes are in season, but not really soup. Soup, to me, is a Fall and Winter dish. And there is nothing I love more than some delicious tomato soup and grilled cheese for a laid-back, Fall lunch. It just fits. I can’t bring myself to use just canned tomatoes, so I compromised on this Fall Tomato Soup recipe in order to get at least some fresh tomato flavor. The hothouse tomatoes I can get in the fall and winter just don’t have the richness of peak, ripe, homegrown tomatoes, so i augment them with canned chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, and some Worcestershire for umami.
Use Fresh Herbs!
One thing I must say that will set this apart, is using fresh herbs. Fresh Italian parsley and basil will really make a difference. Luckily, they are available year-round. Another item that adds richness is the dash of cream. Heavy cream is always in my fridge- it has a long shelf life, and it adds depth and richness to an incredible array of dishes. Keep some on hand!
As always, I hope you enjoyPrint