Chilled Tomato Soup


Although fall just began, this is a throw back to summer. It’s a refreshing chilled tomato soup. The tomatoes are perfectly ripe now and this soup is light and simple to make. It’s a twist on a Greek salad, but re-invented as a soup.

  • Cold Tomato Soup4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup pitted Nicoise olives
  • 2 tablespoons oregano leaves
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 small kirby cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 5 tomatoes
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 ounces feta cheese (1/2 cup) (Optional)

In a medium saucepan, heat the 4 tablespoons of oil. Add the onion, olives and oregano and cook over moderately low heat.  Stir until the onion is softened, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat and add both vinegars. Season with salt. Cool to room temperature.

In a bowl, toss the cucumber with 1/2 tablespoon of honey and season with salt.

In a blender, puree the chopped tomatoes with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of honey and season generously with salt and pepper. A good blender, cuisinart, or immersion blender is one of my most important kitchen tools!

Pour the soup into shallow bowls. Top with onion-olive mixture, cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices and feta. Drizzle with olive oil, garnish with greens or oregano leaves and serve. Serves 4

Source: Food and Wine


  1. Vivian Port

    HI Pamela, Can’t believe you had time to post a recipe this morning! But I love it. I am not a fan of gazpacho soup, and this is a wonderful alternative with ingredients I usually put in salads and love.Thanks and Happy New Year. Love, Vivian

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