Hey people! I hope everyone is doing well this weekend? The weather is terrible in my corner of the globe, so I decided to whip up a raw tomato basil soup recipe. Tomatoes are an antioxidant powerhouse, loaded with vitamin C to help strengthen the immune system and stimulate collagen production – ladies seeking youthful, flawless skin should take note.
This is a perfect warm, hearty soup to detox the biggest internal organ, the liver. Our liver performs a number of functions and one of them is to tone and cleanse, expelling toxins from the body.
The tomatoes coupled with the celery really optimise the health properties by assisting digestion.
The additional herbs and spices give a wonderful tangy yet subtly spicy flavour – careful not to go overboard with the scotch bonnet, just cut/slice off the tail end, as it’s extremely hot and I’m sure you don’t want to overpower the dish with chilli.
In terms of concocting this soup, it’s very simple and ideal – blend everything in a Vita-mix or Blendtec – blitz on the lowest setting until the blades start to generate heat. Serve – garnish with black pepper and extra virgin olive oil.
- 4 large tomatoes
- 2 tbsp of basil
- 2 celery sticks
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp of black pepper
- ½ cup of a red bell pepper
- 1 scallion (sliced)
- ¼ tsp of himalayan pink salt
- tail end of a scotch bonnet
- extra olive oil and black pepper to garnish
- Add all ingredients to high speed blender and blend on the lowest setting until heat begins to generate.
- Serve and garnish with extras