Tomato Gaspacho Consommé
Recipe Type: Soup
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Serves: 1
This cool summer soup is a veritable celebration of tomatoes for true fans of the garden goodie.
  • 6 large tomatoes, stem and core removed
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • ½ small onion, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 3-4 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 limes
  • 2 cups water
  • a large handful of cherry tomatoes
  • coarse salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • cayenne pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • more basil for garnish
  1. Roughly chop the tomatoes, cucumber, onion, and garlic on a cutting board and place in a large bowl or blender. Add in the cilantro, basil leaves, salt, the juice from 1 lime and water.
  2. Blend all the above ingredients together until very fine and smooth. Strain through a fine sieve into a bowl 2-3 times. Save the pulp to use in cooking. Great for use in a sauce base.
  3. Strain the liquid through a cheese cloth 2 more times into a bowl.
  4. Cut the other lime in half and squeeze the juice into the clear consommé. Cover the bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  5. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and place in a serving bowl.
  6. When the consommé has chilled, remove it from the refrigerator and ladle the consommé over the cherry tomatoes.
  7. Season with salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, fresh basil leave and a drizzle of olive oil and enjoy.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at