My all time favorite is Green Tomato Soup! Green tomatoes are tart and offer a totally different taste. I chop and freeze green tomatoes at the end of the growing season just for this soup. I use ham broth (with the grease skimmed off) from an oven roasted ham, but you can substitute chicken broth with great results. A shake or two of Louisiana Hot Sauce, tossed salad and warm flour tortillas round out our meal.
I use a 6 qt Dutch Oven.
- 1 large onion (diced)
- 3 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 1 stalk celery with leaves (finely chopped)
- butter (or margarine)
- 4 cups ham broth or chicken broth
- 1/3 lb ham (diced)
- 4 cups chopped green tomatoes
- 1 cup chopped red tomatoes
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 tsp celery salt
- salt, pepper
Optional – 1-2 small jalapeno peppers (seeded and finely chopped)
Saute onion, celery and garlic in butter on low heat until onion turns translucent. Add diced ham, broth, and tomatoes. If you’re using jalapeno add it now. Heat to a boil then reduce, cover and simmer for 30 – 40 minutes. Add sour cream, celery salt, salt and pepper to taste before serving. I use a hand held immersion blender to mix in the sour cream and give the soup a creamier texture.
Susan ~ Patchkat