Spicy Gazpacho

Spicy Gazpacho

Delicious cold soup for a hot day

for Appetizer
6 servings
Time to prepare: 2 1/2 hours (includes refrigeration time)
Difficulty: Medium

Ingredients

6 cups water
1/4 cup white wine-tarragon vinegar
3 tbsp lime juice (~ juice from one lime)
4 slices stale white bread with crusts cut off
3 lbs. tomatoes (~ 12-16 medium)
1 red or yellow bell pepper
1 cucumber (1/2 English, 2 Kirby)
1 small onion
1/4 cup. chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce, or to taste

Directions

Combine water, vinegar and lime juice. Add bread to liquid and let soak while you prepare vegetables.
Core, peel, seed, and roughly chop tomatoes.
Peel, seed and roughly chop ppeper.
Peel, seed and roughly chop cucumber.
Peel and dice onion.
If desired, reserve some chopped vegetables for garnish.
Place all vegetables and parsley in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Pulse several times. Add bread and soaking liquid. Pulse several more times. With blender running, drizzle in olive oil until you reach desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper and tabasco, to taste. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Serve chilled and garnish with reserved vegetables

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