Serve this traditional chilled soup over chopped cucumbers and tomatoes for a refreshing twist.


  • 3 cups (720 ml) tomato juice, fresh or canned
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, quartered or approximately 2 cups chopped
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, quartered or approximately 1 1/2 cups chopped
  • 1 (70 g) small onion, peeled, quartered or about 1/3 cup chopped
  • 1 sweet green bell pepper, seeded, quartered or 3/4 cup chopped
  • Dash of hot sauce (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 5.
  4. Blend for 30-45 seconds.
  5. Stop machine, season soup and serve immediately.

Serve over additional chopped cucumbers and tomatoes.

This recipe has been written for the C-Series and G-Series machines with Variable Speed control and 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.