Cold Tomato-tofu-greens soup (and another root canal)

Beautiful farm tomatoes
Beautiful farm tomatoes

When I told my daughter, Rachel, that I was having another root canal today she said she didn’t think I had any teeth that hadn’t had one already.  Not quite true, but I have had more than my share of dental challenges these past few years.  This was one of the hardest.  The nerve was really inflamed and it took 10 shots (OMG!!!) before I was numb all the way through to the bottom of my canals and all the way up to my eye.  Sorry about that–enough kvetching for today.

Dear Dr. Martin Rogers, my endodontist, said that this one should go on his wall of shame, but I think it should go on his wall of fame.  He was incredibly patient and caring, asking me again and again if it hurt.  When I said yes, which I did often, he stopped and gave me more medicine.  And kept going until he got it done.  He looked so sad at the end and I was kind of out of it, but I am going to send him a note tomorrow to thank him for his good care.

Anyhow, I didn’t feel like chewing tonight, so I made this soup with veggies from my CSA–and it was really delicious!

The soup
The soup

cold tomato-tofu-greens soup

  • Servings: 1-2
  • Difficulty: easy
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4-5 small to medium tomatoes (or 2 large)

1/2 bunch cilantro

1/2 bunch parsley

handful of arugula


1 12.5 oz box silken tofu (I actually used about 10 oz because I had an open box in the fridge, but I would have used the whole box otherwise)

salt to taste

water or broth to thin, if desired


Chop everything so it will fit into the blender/food processor.  I used my Vita-Mix.  Put everything into your blending device of choice and blend away.

Ready to blend
Ready to blend

Taste for salt and add liquid to thin, if you want.  Mine came out like a thick, creamy soup, which was just how I wanted it.  I will definitely make this again.  It would be good heated, as well.  And feel free to substitute whatever greens/herbs you have on hand.

And enjoy!

Everything got blended except one sprig of parsley.  Voila--instant garnish
Everything got blended except one sprig of parsley. Voila–instant garnish

I am a writer, handworker, artist and teacher (a WHAT!), and a mom of two beautiful daughters who are amazingly 17 and 21. I am working on getting my first book, a fantasy novel for young people, published and am busy spinning on my new spinning wheel. I have been a Waldorf early childhood teacher for 10 years now, and before that, I was a lawyer. Teaching is much more fun.

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