Ripe Tomato Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms


There’s no need to throw away over-ripe tomatoes. Instead make them into this delicious soup that is super easy to put together.


  • 2-4 cups water
  • 4-6 ripe tomatoes
  • 2-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup wild rice
  • 4-6 shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh Spinach
  • Fresh Basil


  1. Remove any spots and blemishes from tomatoes
  2. Chop tomatoes roughly
  3. Add water and chopped tomatoes to saucepan. If you want a less chunky soup, lightly blend tomatoes with hand blender
  4. Add chopped garlic, wild rice and sliced mushrooms
  5. Simmer gently, stirring often, for 15-20 minutes, until wild rice splits
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste
  7. Serve over a handful of fresh spinach leaves
  8. Garnish with chopped fresh basil