I was reading up on tomatoes, as you do, and discovered an interesting story.
According to Wikipedia, on 30 August 2007, 40,000 Spaniards gathered in the town of Buñol to throw 115,000 kg (254,000 lb) of tomatoes at each other in the Tomatina Festival.
In fact the festival has been running annually since World War Two and usually lasts for an hour each time.
I thought “What a waste of good food?”…..although I’m sure it was fun for all those involved except the ones that got hit in the eye by a tomato or three!
Well a few weeks back I picked the last of my backyard tomatoes for the season which were mostly green.
I did plan to pickle them but got busy and they have since all ripened to become ‘rosy cheeks red’.
I could have started a messy one person food fight with myself just like the Spaniards or make something to eat?
So I decided to grab a stack of them and make some soup.
This is my five ingredient Tomatina, Potato and Rosemary Soup.
TOMATINA, POTATO AND ROSEMARY SOUPPrint Recipe
- 8 ripe red tomatoes
- 1 large potatoes (cut into 1/8th's)
- 1 rosemary sprig
- 1 garlic clove
- 750ml of vegetable stock
Place the garlic paste, tomatoes, potato into a soup maker.
Shred the rosemary leaves off the branch into the soup maker.
Pour in the vegetable stock.
Cook on the chunky setting.
Once the cooking is complete blend until thick and smooth.
Serve a piece of toast or two on the side topped with hummus and Sriracha hot chilli sauce for dipping.