Chilled Tomato Consommé

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To subtly change the flavor of this consomme, Paul Bertolli sometimes adds lemon or lime zest, or uses different combinations of herbs.

Chilled Tomato Consommé
To subtly change the flavor of this consommé, you can add lemon or lime zest, or use different combinations of herbs.
Yield: serves 4


  • 4 cups well-chilled <a href="">Tomato Water</a>
  • Fine sea salt
  • 2-3 tsp. minced fresh chives
  • 2-3 tsp. tarragon
  • 2-3 tsp. chervil
  • Several peeled, stemmed cherry tomatoes


  1. Season tomato water to taste with sea salt. Add minced fresh chives, tarragon, and chervil.
  2. Place cherry tomatoes in each of four soup bowls. Divide consomme between bowls and garnish each with a few snips of fresh chive.