If you’ve never made homemade soup, this is a fantastic way to get started. You’ll fall in love, especially with croutons that are actually mini Havarti Grilled Cheeses! One of my favorite things in the world is tomato basil soup with grilled cheese sandwiches to dunk.
If you’ve never actually tried that, please do, and I would suggest that you add some sherry to the soup because it takes it from average ass soup to Oh My Damn this is so good soup.
This is a made with fresh ingredients, and is so damn good I could eat my weight in it. Although it doesn’t look hearty, it actually is.
I used to think that soup was only when fall hit and SEC football started back up. I LOVE that about the south. Although I’m a summer girl – that’s a fun season change even though sometimes the temperatures don’t fully change until sometimes November in Alabama.
However, sometimes you gotta get your soup on.
Although this soup is hot, it’s still summery in flavor. The Havarti is definitely the superstar, here. It’s a cheese that is sliceable, but also buttery, creamy with a superior flavor. You could compare it to Gruyere or Swiss, but more soft.
For this soup, asparagus, fresh tomatoes and shoepeg corn (my favorite corn) all come together to make a beautiful soup. If it is hot outside, does it really matter?
Hell, your burger would be hot as all hell, so what’s the difference.
Try to avoid canned corn because fresh definitely wins here. Right now it’s seasonal, cheap and using it will completely change the taste. I love to roast my corn in the oven by stripping them of silks but maintaining the husks, and putting them in an oven at 400 for 10 minutes on each side. It really does make a difference, and it will get your head wheels spinning about what else you could do with that fragrant – after making this soup, of course.
If you’re wondering about the tarragon, I know it’s not something you would traditionally see in a soup like this but I definitely have an affinity for it. For me, it literally transforms dishes. I love adding tarragon to my chicken salad, tuna salad, add it in dressings, etc.
I love it in this.
Here’s your printable-
Here’s your pinnable-