Gazpacho Soup – The Very Best

I love cold soups in the summer and I have been known to serve company cold soups even in the winter months so…..This is lovely, fresh and truly company fare.

  • 2 tbsp. chopped flat leaf parsley
  •  1 small clove garlic, minced
  •  1 1/2 tbsp. grated onion
  •  1/4 cup cucumber, peeled and diced (seeds removed)
  •  1/4 cup finely diced celery (peeled)
  •  1/4 cup yellow or orange bell pepper, diced
  •  1/2 cup finely diced firm Roma tomatoes
  •  2 tbsp. Crisco oil
  •  pinch of pepper
  •  generous pinch of salt
  •  1/2 tsp. basil leaves chopped
  •  1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  •  2 tbsp. wine vinegar
  •  1/2 tsp. Worchestshire sauce
  •  1/4 tsp. Tabasco sauce
  •  3 cups tomato juice
  •  croutons

Mix together all the vegetables and spices. Stir in lime juice, vinegar, Worchestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce and tomato juice.

Cover with plastic and refrigerate for at least 4-6 hours. Serve with croutons and you could even add a dollop of homemade creme fraiche.

Yuuummmyyy! (not a mistake). This is yummy.

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