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Chilled Tomato Venus Soup Recipe

Chilled Tomato Venus Soup Recipe

This unbelievably seductive soup needs no cooking at all, just a glorious melding of flavors from fresh tomatoes, garlic, onion, and herbs. It’s named after Venus, the Roman goddess of love and kitchen gardens (who knew?), because tomatoes were once known as “love apples” and were sacred to her.

This is effortless to make but it has a luxurious taste that evokes warm days and sun-drenched earth. One bite and you’ll fall in love!

INGREDIENTS

1 quart canned crushed tomatoes
3 or 4 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup oil-packed sundried tomatoes, drained and chopped
1/4 cup red onion, chopped fine
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, or 1 tablespoon dried
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
salt or tamari, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste

sour cream for topping (optional)
fresh basil leaves for garnish

1. Combine all ingredients in a large serving bowl or tureen.

2. Chill until ready to serve. Garnish each serving with a dollop of sour cream, if you like, and/or a pretty fresh basil leaf.

Serves 4 to 6.

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Inspired by Witch in the Kitchen, by Cait Johnson (Inner Traditions, 2001).

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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6:53PM PST on Jan 24, 2013

Thank you Cait

4:04AM PDT on Sep 2, 2012

thanks

8:31AM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

Thank you.

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8:31AM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

Thank you.

FYI Sorry friends,my profile is down (7/26/12) until care2 support resolves their server issues
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One would think a privately owned, for-profit B-Corporation like Care2 would want to resolve their server isues.

7:25AM PDT on Apr 24, 2012

yum

3:12AM PDT on May 14, 2011

Noted with interest, thank you Cait.

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