Gazpacho

This delicious SPanish soup works great as an accompaniment to any meal.  It’s also an impressive main dish, so it’s great to serve to company.  Since it’s served cold, it’s easy to save and take with you wherever you go.

5-6 tomatoes, peeled and quartered
1 onion, chopped
12 green pepper, chopped
! cucumber, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh basil
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon vinegar

Place tomatoes, cucumber, onion and green pepper in food processor and pulse until liquified.

Add remaining ingredients and process again until smooth.

Chill and serve cold.  If soup is toot hick, mix in water 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved.

Variations:

FIery Gazpacho – for many people when it comes to Gazpacho, the spider the better!  If ou love yours with a zing, add 1/2 tsp black pepper and 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper until you hit the right level of fire.

Chunky Gazpacho – put some crunch in your bowl by adding diced tomatoes, finely chopped cucumber and green pepper to your smooth soup.

Seafood Gazpacho – add some cooked shrimp and scallops to add Protein A to this delicious soup for a great rapid results snack.

 

Added by Caz Bevan

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