1-1/2 pounds tomatoes, chopped
1 cup cucumber, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 small jalapeno, seeded and minced
1 medium garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup water
1 lime, juiced
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. Place three-quarters of the mixture in a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer contents of blender back to the bowl with the rest of the mixture. Stir. Cover. Chill. Serve.
Garnish: I love to garnish this soup with fresh chopped basil, cilantro and diced avocado.
Adapted from Whole9Life.