“Home grown tomatoes, home grown tomatoes
What would life be like without homegrown tomatoes
Only two things that money can't buy
That's true love and home grown tomatoes.”
John Denver, 'Home Grown Tomatoes'
(from a song written by Guy Clark)
A recipe for using with your bumper crop of tomatoes...
Chilled Tarragon Tomato Soup with Vegetable Confetti
Yield: 6 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
For tarragon tomato soup:
3 pounds vine-ripened tomatoes (about 8 medium)
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar, or to taste
1 teaspoon sugar, or to taste
1 1/2 cups ice water
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh tarragon leaves
8 vine-ripened yellow cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup finely chopped zucchini
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
To make soup: Chop tomatoes and in a food processor puree with vinegar,
sugar, and lemon juice until smooth. Pour puree through a sieve into a
pressing hard on solids. Discard solids. Stir in ice water and salt and
pepper, to taste. Soup may be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered.
Season soup again before serving.
Stir tarragon into soup and thinly slice cherry tomatoes. Serve soup
sprinkled with tomatoes, zucchini, and onion.
Recipe submitted by Rich Unger