Food & Wine

Chilled Apple and Tomato Soup

The cover of the Tri-City Herald's Food & Wine section Aug. 6 will feature vegetarian option for grilling. Inside you’ll find more recipes plus buying, cooking and health tips on a variety of food-related subjects.

This recipe is from Park Hotel Kenmare, a five-star hotel in Kenmare, County Kerry.

Chilled Apple and Tomato Soup


12 ripe plum tomatoes, cut into small pieces

6 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into small dice

2 1/4 cups apple juice

2 1/4 cups tomato juice

2 1/4 cups simple syrup

12 basil leaves

Extra basil leaves for garnish


Place tomatoes and apples into large bowl. Reserve some chopped tomatoes and chopped apples for garnish. Pour juices and stock syrup into the bowl, and add basil. Blend with a hand blender until smooth. Pass through a fine sieve. Refrigerate until needed. Garnish each bowl or cup of soup with finely chopped tomatoes and apples and a basil leaf.

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