Gazpacho

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Gazpacho is a Spanish soup that is tomato based with raw vegetables.  Gazpacho is widely consumed throughout Spain as well as Portugal, where it is known as gaupacho.  It is mostly consumed during the summer months when one is looking for a refreshing soup.

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber, halved and seeded, but not peeled
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • 0.25 cup good olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 24 Ounce tomato juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 jalapeno, split in half and seeded
  • 0.5 red onion
  • 4 large heirloom tomatoes
  • 2 orange bell peppers, cored and seeded
  • freshly cracked black pepper

Directions

Roughly chop the each of the vegetables.  Put each vegetable separately into a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse until coarsely chopped, do not over process! After each vegetable is processed, combine them in a large bowl .  Add the garlic, tomato juice, vinegar, lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper into the food processor and give it a couple whirls to mix.  Pour over the chopped vegetables and mix. Chill. Serve. Eat

Adapted from: Sticky Gooey Creamy Chewy, and Barefoot Contessa
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