1/2 red onion, peeled
1 small cucumber, peeled and seeded, cut into quarters
1 medium green bell pepper, cored
2 pounds ripe Roma tomatoes, halved and cored
2 garlic cloves, peeled
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
Options: add a protein — a few grilled shrimp or scallops on top; add a touch of carb — a handful of croutons or slice of fresh, whole grain bread; add some fresh herbs like cilantro or thyme
Combine all ingredients, except one quarter of cucumber, together in a blender or food processor. Puree for 1 minute, or until the soup reaches your desired consistency. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Chill in refrigerator in a sealed container for 3 to 4 hours. Chop leftover quarter of cucumber into small chunks. Garnish with chopped cucumber and any other desires. Makes 4–6 servings.
THE REBELLIOUS RD
As a longtime promoter of healthy cooking and eating, Amy's focus is on plant-based eating, with a rebellious twist - that she and no one, needs to be perfect.