Gazpacho

GazpachoGazpacho2Gazpacho is ‘salad in a blender”. It’s a raw cold soup, fresh, textured, light and such a delicious summer treat. I love it more every time I make it and eat it and get lots of praises for it. Its a perfect cool summer soup!
Preparation time   15 minutes
No cooking time

Serves 4
Ingredients
1 small cucumber, diced
1 small zucchini, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1 tomato, cut up
½ onion cut into big pieces
2 cloves garlic or ½ teaspoon garlic paste
2 cups tomato juice
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
¼ teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
Salt and pepper
Method
1)    Put all the ingredients into a food processor.
2)    Pulse the mixture so that it blends well.
3)    You should have a rich tomato base with colorful confetti of vegetables.
4)    Garnish with cilantro.
Serve with a grain-based salad like a Quinoa- Bean salad and/or toasted multi-grain bread.

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