July 3, 2008
How many soups can claim to be both spicy and cooling? Gazpacho can.
24 ounces tomato juice
4 cups chopped tomatoes
1 cucumber, peeled and diced
1 green pepper, diced
1/2 yellow onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup cilantro, plus extra for garnish
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sweetener of choice
Hot sauce to taste (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
Blend half of the liquid and half of the chopped vegetables together.
Mix the blended mix with the chunky mix, and refrigerate.
Serving Suggestions and Variations
- Gazpacho is a cold soup from Andalusia consisting of tomatoes and other vegetables blended with bread and olive oil. For a lighter gazpacho, omit the bread and oil, but add it if you like.
- You can also add corn, carrots, basil, etc.
- Gazpacho is best the next day, so plan ahead and make it the night before you plan on serving it.
Recipe courtesy of Stephanie Bain, VeganDeNovo blogger.
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