Just about everyone loves soup, and there are numerous varieties to choose from: chicken noodle, beef vegetable, clam chowder, and more. However, when the weather is warm outside, soup isn’t usually a go-to meal. Soup can warm you up on a cold day, but it can make you feel overheated whenever you consume it during warm or hot weather. On the other hand, chilled soup is a great alternative that will keep you cool while providing nutrition for you body. Here is a quick and easy recipe for chilled tomato soup that can be eaten with a delicious salad and side of bread, or anything that you desire.
Step one – gather the ingredients
- 3 pounds of fresh tomatoes (ripened, right from your garden is best, if available)
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1/2 cup of the cheese of your choice
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 1/2 diced onion
- 2 whole garlic cloves
Step 2 – preparation
Place all ingredients except for cheese in a food processor and blend until smooth. Remove and pour soup into individual bowls, and sprinkle cheese on top. Place in the refrigerator for at least 1 – 2 hours before serving. Enjoy!
This recipe is quick and easy and can be enjoyed for lunch, dinner, or even for a snack. You can also vary it, replacing ingredients to fit your individual tastes. For instance, instead of adding in onion and garlic, you might desire a different taste. This can be accomplished by adding in green, red, yellow or orange peppers instead.
The sky is the limit when it comes to making chilled tomato soup, and as you prepare it and mix in your favorite ingredients, you can create delicious variations that are sure to satisfy your tastes, as well as the tastes of your family and friends.