Warm Heirloom Tomato and Basil Soup

A vibrant and refreshing warm or chilled soup. Choose fresh ingredients and this recipe will prove to your taste-buds how delicious and satisfying simple food can be!

2 lbs heirloom tomatoes
3 cloves garlic
3-4 shallots
1/4 cup Highwood Crossing Organic Canola Oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar or red wine
3/4 teaspoons chili flakes
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 cups tomato juice
1/2 cup basil

Chop the garlic and the shallots finely. Saute in a large saucepan over medium heat in half the amount of oil until shallots are soft and translucent. Rough chop the tomatoes and stir into the garlic and shallots. Stir in the chili flakes, salt and pepper. Pour in the vinegar and tomato juice and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the basil and the remaining canola oil and puree mixture in a blender or food processor.