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I’m a soup addict, to the point I’ll even eat hot soup during the triple digit heat of DC in August.  However, it is a nice treat to have a flavourful soup that is cold and refreshing!  I came across this recipe in my Vitamix recipe book and made some tweaks based on what I had available.

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Serves 4


3 cups V8 original or plain tomato juice

1/3 cup red wine vinegar

1/4 cup olive oil

2 large tomatoes, cut into chunks

1 small cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks

1/2 medium onion, peeled and cut into chunks

1 small zucchini, ends trimmed, cut into chunks

1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into chunks

1 garlic clove, peeled

Dash of hot sauce (or more)

Salt and pepper to taste


Add all ingredients to blender in order listed.  Puree to desired consistency and serve topped with avocado or croutons and a drizzle of olive oil.

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