TJ’s Lazy, Kicked-Up Tomato and Red Bell Pepper Soup

I don’t get sick often, but when I do it kicks my ass.  During my infirmity I find it hard to eat, let alone cook. If I have to cook while sick, I want it to take as little time as possible and not accrue many dishes at the end.  This is why I take a break from preparing my food from scratch and employ the help of Trader Joe.  I like Trader Joe’s because they do not have artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. They also have a very nice selection of organic foods.

With this (sort of) recipe, I took one of their pre-packaged soups and made it even better.


1 container Trader Joe’s Low-Sodium Tomato and Red Bell Pepper Soup

Dollop of Trader Joe’s Organic 0% Fat Greek Yogurt

1 T. Chopped Trader Joe’s Chives

about 1/4 tsp or to taste Trader Joe’s Jalapeño Hot Sauce


  1. Heat the soup according to the directions on the container.
  2. When proper soup temperature is achieved, ladle soup into bowls.
  3. Garnish with a dollop of greek yogurt topped with the chives.
  4. Lightly drizzle hot sauce. (This will make it look fancy and it makes me feel a little less sick)

Enjoy and be well!