Green Tomato Soup With Country Ham

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    63 min

Here's a delicious soup to help use those beautiful green tomatoes before the frost. Country ham or smoked ham makes this a hearty soup, perfect for lunch or supper. 

Serve this yummy soup with freshly baked cornbread and a salad.

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 to 6 ounces country ham or smoked ham, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 8 medium green tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium red tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds and stem removed, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • dash Tabasco sauce, optional
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

How to Make It

  • 1. Heat butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat; add ham, onion, and garlic. Sauté, stirring until onion is tender. Add chicken broth, chopped green and red tomatoes, and minced jalapeno pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.

  • 2. Working in batches, pulse the soup in a blender or food processor until almost smooth. If you want to garnish the soup with chunks of ham, remove some pieces of the ham before blending.

  •  3. Pour the pureed soup back into the saucepan and add celery salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. 

  • 4. Taste and add salt and pepper and Tabasco sauce, as desired.

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