It's been hotter than blazes here in North Carolina and I am loathe to turn on the stove.
In keeping with my newly gained resolve to lose these extra pounds, it seemed fitting to make a batch of this wonderful cold, healthy soup.
2.5 C tomato juice (you can also use V8 juice for this)
1 C peeled, seeded, finely chopped fresh tomatoes
1/2 C finely chopped celery
1/2 C finely chopped cucumber
1/2 C finely chopped green bell pepper
1/2 C finely chopped scallions
3 T white wine vinegar
2 T extra virgin olive oil
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 tsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl (not aluminum!). Cover and refrigerate overnight.
2 g protein
13 g carb
6 g fat
690 mgs sodium
4 g fiber
Note: If you don't have fresh tomatoes, you can substitute a 14 oz can of diced tomatoes. If you do this, eliminate the 1/2 tsp salt.
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