|Fresh picked tomatoes are perfect for soup!|
Claire’s Classic Gazpacho
(Makes 4 servings)
2 cups tomatoes, peeled, seeded chopped
1 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded, chopped
1 cup green peppers, seeded, chopped
1/4 cup onion, red, chopped
2 cloves garlic
2 cups tomato juice
1/4 cup vinegar, red wine
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1peppers, jalapeno (optional)
Place half the vegetables and all the garlic & parsley in a blender or food processor*, with the tomato juice & vinegar, and puree.
Add the rest of the chopped vegetables and pulse to finely chop.
If a thicker soup is desired, add some cubes of crusty bread before pureeing. If you like it chunkier, don't run the processor quite so much.
Chill before serving.
*No food processor? No problem! Put the ingredients in a large pot and blend with an immersion blender.