Chunky Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a really healthy and tasty cold tomato based soup that is perfect for hot summer weather. You will need a blender, (hand blender will do) and you can spice it up with a little paprika or Tabasco if you like some heat. Only use fresh tomatoes, I tried with tinned tomatoes and it just did not cut it.

What you need

3 large tomatoes
1 cucumbers
1 red pepper
1 green pepper
1 onion
2 sticks celery with some leaves
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup of red wine vinegar
1/4 cup of olive oil
2 1/2 cups of tomato juice
Pinch of salt and pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
2 cups tomato juice

The process

All you need to do is dice up all the vegetables, place them in a blender along with the liquid and blend until you get the consistency you like. taste and season.

I like it like this

Blend the onions and green pepper with the liquid first to small chunks.

Add the rest and blend, leaving some nice chunky tomato and red pepper pieces.

This will be enough for 4 and can easily be increased.