Tomato Soup with Basil Oil
There's no better moment to make tomato soup than when tomatoes are perfectly ripe and plentiful. Even in the summer, Jacques Pepin likes this creamless soup best when it's served hot, with a drizzle of Basil Oil on top. It's also excellent served chilled and lean, without the butter enrichment. To transform the soup into a fresh tomato sauce, reduce the water that's added in the beginning to 1/2 cup.