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  • 1 package fusilli brown rice pasta
  • 1 large bunch asparagus cut into 1-inch lengths, discarding bottom fourth
  • 1/2 medium red onion, minced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 5-6 medium cloves garlic, pressed
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste


  • Cook pasta according to instructions on package
  • While pasta is cooking prepare rest of the ingredients. Place everything but asparagus in a bowl and set aside
  • When pasta is about 3 minutes from being done, add asparagus to cooking pasta. (If asparagus is thick you may want to add 4 minutes before it’s done. Or if it is thin, add 2 minutes before it’s done.) Drain and rinse in cold water in a strainer. Make sure you drain the water well, so it doesn’t dilute the flavor of the dressing
  • Toss with rest of ingredients, and season with salt and pepper

Serves: 4

Cook  Time and Prep Time: 25 min

recipe courtesy of whfoods.org

Yellow peppers are very high in lutein and zeaxanthin which are great for healthy eyes and are both powerful antioxidants! Red peppers are very rich in Vitamin C and contain 11 times more beta-carotene than green peppers.  Beta-carotene is a form of Vitamin A and is great for your eyes.  They promote a healthy heart and healthy lungs.

This soup has an amazing creamy texture, its quite filling, and sooooo fast to make!


  • 1 large red pepper
  • 1/2 cup tomatillos (if available) or 1 tomato
  • juice of 1 lime or lemon
  • 1 small avocado
  • 1/4  small  jalepeno
  • 3/4 cup unchopped cilantro
  • 1 large yellow pepper
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Remove seeds from peppers and quarter peppers
  • Peel and remove seed from avocado
  • Throw all ingredients in Blendtec or Vitamix blender
  • Blend on “soup setting”
  • Garnish with cilantro

Courtesy of Victoria Boutenko, with adjustments by me!