Fresh Tomato Soup with Rustic Olive Oil Croutons

Tomato Soup

Make sure to use ripe tomatoes, which will have more natural sweetness.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium to large tomatoes
  • 3 grilled red bell peppers in oil
  • ½ cup (100 ml) Wilson’s Foods Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus additional for brushing
  • 3 tablespoons (50 ml) sherry vinegar
  • 1 shallot, peeled
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 10 basil leaves
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices crusty bread (gluten-free, if needed; see note below)

Method

Cut a small cross in the bottom of each tomato and submerge them in boiling water for 30 seconds. Remove them to a bowl of ice water and let them cool for 30 seconds. Peel off the tomato skins.
Put the peeled tomatoes, red bell peppers, extra-virgin olive oil, vinegar, shallot, garlic, and basil in your blender and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
Pour the mixture into a large pot over medium heat, and heat until cooked through.
Brush the bread with olive oil and grill for 2 minutes per side over medium-high heat, or until visible grill marks have formed.

Notes

For a classic croutons option, cut the bread into small cubes. Toss with a little olive oil to coat and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 180 degrees C for about 15 minutes, or until toasted.

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