Tomatoes might not seem like the most traditional addition to egg drop soup, but the recipe below proves that deviating from tradition can be a delicious idea indeed! A combination of ripe, richly flavored tomatoes, a touch of sugar, and a bit of vinegar create a vibrant base for traditional egg ribbons. An herb garnish adds vibrancy and stands out against the red color of this soup.
This recipe is best prepared with fresh tomatoes, but canned will do in a pinch. Either way, the tomatoes should be peeled — skins would add an unwelcome texture.