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This is a simple recipe which creates a lovely meal with gorgeous tomatoes – a beautiful splash of red!

This a great recipe for all the herbal programs. 

Serves 4 people    


  • 4 cups of tomato juice 
  • 12 medium tomatoes with the skins removed
  • 1 medium sized cucumber
  • Half a red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 green capsicum (diced small) 
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 3 x spring onions (chopped)
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 2 dstsp of wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp of tarragon
  • 3 tsp of fresh basil (torn)
  • Half a tsp of cumin
  • Quarter of a cup of fresh parsley
  • 2 dstp of extra virigin olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper  



Keep a small portion of the cucumber and diced tomatoes to create some texture and for garnish at the end. Put the remaining ingredients in the Ladyship blender and process. Chill in the fridge until very cold. Add some of the reserved tomatoes and cucumber but leave a little for garnish on top. Decorate with additional basil if you have any and gramish.       

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Although mainly known as French Tarragon, is thought to have originated in the Central Asia region, probably in Siberia.Tarragon has been used as a traditional remedy to stimulate appetite and alleviate anorexic symptoms. Fresh tarragon is one of the highest antioxidant value food sources among the common herbs. The herb is very rich source of vitamins such as vitamin-C, vitamin-A as well as B-complex group of vitamins.