This slightly spicy, beautifully colored puree tastes great hot or cold. As with all soups, remember you might need to increase your seasonings if serving cold. Feel free to adjust the amount of jalapeno pepper to your taste.
You can make your own vegetable stock, or there are many good options available in aseptic containers. Be sure and read the label before you buy – some of them are loaded with artificial ingredients and tons of sodium – avoid those.