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Enjoy this chilled summertime soup that won’t leave you feeling overheated in the already hot temperatures!
Makes 4 servings
4 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
1 juice of 1 lemon
1-2 cups tomato juice
canned pimentos, to taste
Tabasco sauce, to taste
chopped fresh cilantro for garnish
In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper, onion, garlic, salt, black pepper, lemon juice, and tomato juice and mix thoroughly.
To serve, ladle into individual bowls and add pimentos and Tabasco sauce to taste. Garnish with cilantro.
Per serving (1/4 of recipe): 65 calories; 0.7 g fat; 0.1 g saturated fat; 9.4% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 2.5 g protein; 14.9 g carbohydrates; 7 g sugar; 3.4 g fiber; 390 mg sodium; 30 mg calcium; 1.3 mg iron; 70 mg vitamin C; 897 mcg beta-carotene; 1.3 mg vitamin E
Source: L'Absinthe, Paris, France. Published in The Best in the World, Neal D. Barnard, M.D., editor.
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