Some days my soul just cries out for a soothing bowl of steaming hot tomato soup with a giant dollop of milky ricotta cheese slowly melting in the center. Nothing says comfort better.
I know what you’re thinking and. . . No! It is not too hot for soup. That’s what air conditioners are for (and wild imaginations). To crank up to high and pretend it’s a crisp autumn night. Makes it much more enjoyable.
San Marzano tomatoes and basil from my garden give this a fresh, intense taste that cries out loud of summer and end of the year gardens.
The contrast of the rich, creamy ricotta against the acidic backdrop of the tomatoes punctuated by sweet hints of basil in between will cause all your cares to slowly slip away.
Substitute any type of tomatoes (make sure they have good flavor) you have on hand or canned tomatoes if fresh aren’t available.