Chilled Heirloom Tomato-Tarragon Soup

Chilled Heirloom Tomato-Tarragon Soup

Fresh, ripe tomatoes are key to this simple chilled soup . If you aren’t able to get heirloom tomatoes, any other garden-fresh variety will also work.

Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom Tomatoes

Fresh tarragon has an anise-like flavor that not everyone is fond of.  I like it and used two heaping tablespoons of it in this recipe.  Use your judgement.

The flavor tastes best if you can make this soup a day ahead before serving.  Add a dollop of sour cream or yogurt and extra herbs if you like.  Serve some parmesan crisps or toasted garlic bread for an easy appetizer or first course to a summer meal.

Instructions

  • 1. Combine all ingredients into a powerful blender and puree until smooth.
  • 2. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • 3. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and top with extra tarragon if desired.