Ok so it might not actually be late summer anymore. The first day of fall was actually last Sunday, but it is still warm here and until I have a pumpkin in my house and can wear my puffy vest without hesitation everyday it is not really fall. But I digress, I am really posting today to tell you about the best soup I have ever had. For real, the best. My lovely mother made the soup for the first time the day after I returned home from the hospital with Ari. I was on family imposed bed rest and being served all of my meals on beautifully laid out trays by my mother. For breakfast I had papaya and prosciutto, and for lunch yellow tomato and corn gazpacho, henceforth known as the best soup ever.
Made from ripe late summer yellow tomatoes, fresh corn, and yellow peppers it is a celebration of all things August. Bursting with bright flavor it is acidic, creamy, and chilled for a hot summers day. Super easy to make, all you need is a blender. Well that and a pot to boil the corn, and a knife, but really that is it. I can’t encourage you enough to run out to the farmers markets on Saturday and Sunday, track down the last of the tomatoes and corn and return home to make this dish. It might change your life.
Many thanks to Jodi at What’s Cooking Good Looking for creating this glorious soup and sharing it with everyone on her blog. If you are not familiar with it be sure to pop on over and check it out. There are a bazillion recipes that I plan on trying this fall. I think I might start with this one, or perhaps this white bean chili for a cold night.
On another note, this weekend we are going pumpkin picking and I can’t wait. I remember our annual trips to the pumpkin patches in Missouri when I was little and can’t wait to share in new memories with Ari. He might only be two months old, that happened fast, but it is never to early for pumpkins!
Have a great weekend!