The BEST Summer Recipe

My Favorite Summer Recipe

Come summer, it’s hot and I don’t always want to cook.  I want something easy and refreshing, which is great when you’ve spent all day at the pool and you’re drained. 

This is one of my most favorite summer recipes.  This recipe also comes at a time when we start to have an abundance of garden veggies. Most of which you can use in this recipe. Also great when you have a surplus of tomatoes! (Psst… just don’t use yellow tomatoes, I made that mistake. It’s taste yummy, but looks like baby poop!) Grab organic produce whenever you can to keep this soup clean for you.  Remember everything that is sprayed onto your plants you ingest and these are often linked with serious health issues in humans.

I like to always remind people to take clues from and follow nature. With summer, it’s hot, so we want cool foods to balance that heat.  This soup is high in nutrients, yet light and easy to digest,  givings your body a bit of a break. It’s hot too! Enjoy!


Delish Summer Soup that's cool and refreshing!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Servings: 6


  • vitamix or other high speed blender


  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 2 Medium sized tomatoes, chunked
  • 1/2 cucumber ( You can use the other 1/2 chopped small for topping)
  • 1 bunch of scallions OR 1/2 med onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 jar of tomato juice ( 24 ounces)
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1/4 c red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/8 tsp tabasco
  • handful torn fresh basil leaves (optional)


  • Add everything to the blender and blend until smooth.
  • Put into fridge to chill for at least 2 hours
  • Serve cold and top with chopped cucumbers and basil

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