Heirloom Tomato Bisque | PCC Natural Markets

Heirloom Tomato Bisque

Yield: about 2 quarts

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This soup's flavor is deeply dependent on using peak season tomatoes, excellent olive oil and the freshest basil. The hint of balsamic and honey bring out the sweet-tart beauty of the tomatoes.



Preheat oven to 350° F.

Cut tomatoes into large chunks and distribute on a baking sheet. Lay onion slices and garlic cloves on the pan with tomatoes. Drizzle with about 2 tablespoons olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Toss to coat all of the ingredients.

Roast in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until tomatoes are soft and onions are lightly caramelized.

Puree roasted vegetables in a food processor. You may keep the puree like this for a more rustic soup or strain it through a sieve to remove any tomato peel and seeds for a finer texture.

Transfer tomato puree to a saucepan and add broth to your desired thickness. Bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper and stir in remaining olive oil, basil, balsamic vinegar and honey.


Top with: thinly sliced and fried pancetta slices; chiffonade arugula and extra basil; capers; toasted croutons

Top with any of the following: grilled small prawns; Dungeness crabmeat; smoked salmon; crème fraîche; fennel fronds

Top with: small cubes of eggplant and zucchini; tomatoes sautéed with garlic and sea salt

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "New Day Northwest" show, which aired August 17, 2011.

More about: soup, summer


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