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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Year of Soup Recipe Challenge Week 13- Easy Gazpacho

Gazpacho is the soup for summer....there's nothing quite like a bowl of this tangy and refreshing soup to quench your thirst and cool you down on a hot summer day. You can whip it up in a few minutes and since it's served cold, the heats stays out-of-doors instead of in your kitchen!

Easy Gazpacho

1 (14-1/2 oz.) can Italian-style diced tomatoes
2 1/4 cups V8 juice (regular or bold and spicy)
1 cup beef broth
1/2 cup chopped and seeded cucumber
1/2 cup diced green or yellow bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
3 tbsp. lime juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp. hot pepper sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
olive oil

Combine all ingredients except salt, pepper and olive oil in a large bowl. Reserve 1/2 cup mixture for garnish and place remaining mixture into a food processor or blender and pulse until it is a coarse puree. Season with salt and fresh ground pepper and chill until cold. When serving, garnish with 1 tbsp. reserved veggie mixture and a drizzle of olive oil.

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"In the childhood memories of every good cook, there's a large kitchen, a warm stove, a simmering pot and a mom."

- Barbara Costikyan


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