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This Spanish traditional raw antioxidant power packed summer cold soup is packed with nutrients. Especially vitamin A, K, B6, C, iron, potassium , managanese and selenium. Its also very easy to make! Use organic ingredients as much as possible and use within 20 minutes of making to retain maximum nutritional value.

Serves 4-6

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 ripe tomatoes and 1 cup of tomato juice OR 2 cans of organic tinned tomatoes
  • 1 red onion peeled or 2 shallots
  • 4 lebanese cucumbers or 1 english cucumber
  • 1 red capsicum, cored and seeded
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 1 small red chilli,seeded ( use less if you don’t like too much heat)
  • 1 cup of filtered water
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Juice and zest of a lemon
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil or parsley (optional)
  • 1 tsp himalyan or celtic salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

If you are using fresh tomatoes cover with boiling water for 20 seconds then peel. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth add more water if necessary.

Garnish with extra chopped tomatoes,cucumber and basil.

VARIATIONS

Add 1 tbsp of ground almonds,or

Use extra red capsicum,or

Use juice and zest of an orange or lime.