Farmers Market Gazpacho

Farmers Market Gazpacho
Makes: 4 servings
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Garlic, cumin, and lemon juice give a zesty flavor to this cold, blended vegetable soup. Cilantro added at the end leaves a refreshing pop of flavor.


2 cucumbers (diced into 1/4 inch pieces)
3 Red bell peppers (seeded and diced into 1/4 inch pieces)
3 green peppers (seeded and diced into 1/4 inch pieces)
4 celery stalks (diced into 1/4 inch pieces)
2 tomatoes (diced into 1/4 inch pieces)
1 onion (medium, diced into 1/4 inch pieces)
2 lemons
2 cups tomato juice, low-sodium
3 garlic cloves (fresh minced)
1 tablespoon cumin (ground)
1 cup cilantro (fresh chopped)
  salt and pepper (to taste, optional)


1. Combine all ingredients except salt, pepper and lemons in a bowl.

2. Remove 2 cups of the mixture and reserve.

3. Using a blender or food processor, puree the remaining mixture in the bowl.

4. Add 2 cups of reserved mixture to the pureed mixture.

5. Season with salt, pepper (optional) and the juice from the lemons.

6. Cover mixture and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

7. Serve cold, garnished with chopped cilantro.



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I tried this recipe recently using fairly average sized peppers and tomatoes and found that the yeild listed is very conservative. I think it could easily feed 6 people- and that's with pretty large servings. It's a tasty, refreshing cold soup that I'd recommend serving with a hearty bread. Because the soup is pretty light and low in Calories, it also would go nicely with a fruit cobbler for dessert :)
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