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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.

3 comments:

waylandcook said...

I am wating for the fresh tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden to make this. Thanks for the post. My kids will love it.

Bo said...

This is perfect for all the hot weather we are having here.

mangocheeks said...

Its not soup weather here, the sun is shining in Scotland. But i do like your recipes, so will be back when it starts getting cold for some inspiration.

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