Every cook needs a Tomato Soup recipe in his/her arsenal of winter comfort foods.
Pope’s Tomato Soup
Source Swiss Guards tomato soup inspired by the Pope
“Buon Appetito, Swiss Guard”, reveals the particular tastes of Pope Francis and his two predecessors, Benedict XVI and John Paul II.
Florentine Tomato Soup
500 g cherry tomatoes
30 ml olive oil
50 ml vinegar
250 ml vegetable stock
350 ml tomato juice
2 tsp basil oil
2 tsp raw cane sugar
basil for garnish
freshly ground pepper
For the croutons
4 slices of toast
1 tsp rosemary
Finely chop the onion and the cherry tomatoes and sauté in 30 milliliters of olive oil. Sprinkle on the sugar and let it caramelize. Deglaze with the balsamic. Pour in the tomato juice and vegetable stock, let the soup simmer on low heat for 30 minutes. Puree the soup in a blender and then finely sieve. Season with sea salt, pepper and basil oil.
Finely chop the rosemary. Remove the crusts from the toast slices and cut into small cubes. Melt the butter in a frying pan and fry the toast bread cubes until golden yellow. Season with sea salt and chopped rosemary.
Serve soup garnished with basil leaves and croutons.
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