Soup… in Summer… I know right? Seems a bit odd, but no stove or oven needed here. This recipe was inspired by the abundance of gorgeous produce and the basil growing in our garden. Throw all of the ingredients in the slow cooker prior to leaving for work and come home to a delicious meal and incredible aroma. While I love the flavors of a classic tomato soup, the dish itself is lacking in protein and not really sufficient meal. I wanted to make my soup a true meal and therefore added white beans at the start of the cooking process. The best part- I blitzed part of the cooked soup in our bullet to leave a creamy, smooth finish- sans cream. Enjoy!