By Lori Bosworth
In late August, early September, you’ll find that Ontario Field Tomatoes are ripe and ready. The flavour of Ontario Field Tomatoes is far superior to imported or Hot House Tomatoes and one additional bonus is they are much cheaper. When Ontario Field Tomatoes are in season, I like to purchase a bushel full so that I can prepare sauces, salsa, and soups with this wonderful native fruit.
To me, tomatoes represent comfort. I guess it’s because they form the base of comforting soups like vegetable soup or hearty dishes like chili or lasagna. There’s just so much to like about tomatoes. They are rich in Vitamins C and K and biotin and are a good source of potassium, copper, manganese, dietary fiber, Vitamins A, B6 and E, folate, niacin and phosphorus.
To take advantage of ripe Ontario Field Tomatoes, I decided to make Gazpacho with the Braun PureMix Blender. I love making soups since they are easy to prepare and nutritious. Gazpacho, which is served cold, is an in-between season kind of soup and is perfect to serve at the end of summer and beginning of fall.
The Braun PureMix Blender has five settings, which allows versatility when you are blending food ingredients. The blender works great for puréeing soups, such as the Gazpacho recipe featured below. Let me know in the comments if you make this Gazpacho recipe.