Tomato Soup is my go to soup whenever I am in town and need a quick lunch or early dinner. When in Edgartown, I stop by the Atlantic Restaurant and grab what I think is THE best deal on island. Their Tomato Bisque with Basil Oil and 3-Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich is only $9 plus tax. That, my friends, is a steal on Martha’s Vineyard.
And of course, I made this soup at the restaurant all summer. Amazing how even 100 degree weather won’t stop people from ordering endless cups and bowls of clam chowder and tomato soups. We had gazpacho on the menu, but still…hot soups on hot days were big sellers.
Here’s the basic recipe I made at least once a week (soups were made daily, rotating between whatever produce was available or if we had any special requests from members). It will make a huge stock pot of soup, and it’s best to make the entire recipe and freeze for later. It’s the perfect meal when you’re not in the mood to cook. Just defrost and throw a grilled cheese together!
Share with Us: What’s your favorite thing to pair with soups? Grilled Cheese Sandwiches? Crusty Crostinis? Dollops of creams? Spiced Croutons? I’d love to hear some new ideas!