Photo by Philip Gross

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 celery stalk, roughly chopped
  • 12 ounces canned plum tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
RECIPE

Chilled Heirloom Tomato Soup

Pierre Schaedelin

Benoit, NYC

Guests couldn’t get enough of Pierre Schaedelin’s simple, gazpacho-style soup at Chefs & Champagne. The Benoit chef prepared it with heirloom tomatoes, but noted that the plum variety can be substituted.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Method:

Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Add enough water to just cover the ingredients and refrigerate overnight.

The next day, purée all the ingredients in a blender. Chill before serving.