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Oaks Spa: Costa Rican Tomato Soup

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On a chilly day, I look for a soul-warming bowl of soup for dinner! The next time you find that you are in the mood for a light soup – try this Costa Rican Tomato Soup. It’s even spa approved, as this recipe comes from the wonderful Chef Christine Denney at the Oaks Spa! The best part? Preparation is entirely manageable. Enjoy with a healthy panini or wrap and happy winter!


Costa Rican Tomato Soup


  • 1 ½ cups tomato juice, unsalted
  • ½ cup carrot, grated
  • 2 tablespoons celery, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chives , minced
  • 3 tablespoons onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons green bell pepper, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk

This recipe was originally penned by Christine Denney, Food Services Director at the Oaks at Ojai Spa. Her recipes are always fresh and inspired by her love of nutrition and eating well. You can find that her cookbook, Recipes from the Heart, is available to purchase here. For more recipes from Christine, check out her chef spotlight  page on Recipe Redo.

Author: Debra K

I believe we all have the right to enjoy incredible looking and tasting cuisine.

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