Gazpacho is a delicious, chilled, tomato-based vegetable soup. I make this soup year round because it always reminds me of Summer. My interpretation is slightly spicy (you can increase or decrease the seasoning) and filled with chunks of vegetables. Even though the recipe has quite a few ingredients, it’s very fast and easy to make. To quicken the chilling time, refrigerate the juice and vegetables ahead of time. Garnish the soup with croutons and chopped chives, if desired.
1Combine one cup tomato juice, one cup V8 juice, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, one chopped cucumber, one red onion, one half red bell pepper, one half yellow bell pepper, and one green bell pepper, in food processor and puree.
2Pour puree into container and add remaining ingredients.
3Chill in refrigerator at least two hours (overnight is best)