Posted: May 19

Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

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Gazpacho is the tomato soup that encourages you to chill out and enjoy. This authentic Spanish dish has the rich brightness of traditional tomato soup, but it is served cold for a refreshing appetizer or meal. Gazpacho is easy to make and only needs 15 minutes to whip up, so you can enjoy the wonderfully seasoned soup whenever you want! This is great for summertime suppers and sunset feasts.


Ingredients

• 2 pounds Roma tomatoes, ripe, cored, and halved • 1 (1/2 pound) cucumber, peeled and seeded • 1 medium green bell pepper, cored • 1/2 small red onion, peeled • 2 small cloves garlic, peeled • 3 tablespoons olive oil • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin • 1 slice white bread, thick, soaked with water, and crust removed • fine sea salt, to taste • cracked black pepper, to taste • croutons, optional for garnish • herbs, optional, of your choice, chopped, for garnish • olive oil, optional, to taste

Directions

Step 1

Combine the tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, garlic, olive oil, sherry, cumin, bread, sea salt, and pepper in a blender or food processor.

Step 2

Puree the ingredients until it reaches the desired consistency.

Step 3

Season it with more salt and pepper, to taste.

Step 4

Place the gazpacho in a sealed container and chill for 3-4 hours.

Step 5

Serve cold, topped with the croutons, herbs, and olive oil.


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