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Summer Gazpacho


Today, we are excited to share with you a refreshing and delicious recipe for Summer Vegetable Soup, also known as Summer Gazpacho. As the temperatures rise and the sun shines bright, this soup is the perfect way to cool down and enjoy the bountiful flavors of the season.


Packed with an array of vibrant, fresh vegetables, this soup is not only a feast for the eyes but also a celebration of wholesome ingredients. Whether you're hosting a backyard gathering or simply craving a light and nourishing meal, this Summer Vegetable Soup is sure to be a hit. So, let's gather our ingredients, roll up our sleeves, and immerse ourselves in the delightful journey of creating this vibrant and flavorful soup.


Ingredients

- 4 large tomatoes, diced

- 1 cucumber, peeled and diced

- 1 red bell pepper, diced

- 1 yellow bell pepper, diced

- 1 small red onion, finely chopped

- 2 cloves of garlic, minced

- 2 tablespoons of olive oil

- 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar

- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

- 1 teaspoon of salt

- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

- 1/4 cup of fresh basil leaves, chopped

- 2 cups of vegetable or chicken broth


Instructions

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, cucumber, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, and red onion.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the minced garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, salt, and black pepper.

3. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss gently to combine. Let the mixture sit for about 15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

4. Transfer half of the vegetable mixture to a blender or food processor. Add half of the basil and parsley, along with 1 cup of vegetable or chicken broth. Blend until smooth.

5. Pour the blended mixture into a large bowl. Repeat the process with the remaining vegetables, herbs, and broth.

6. Once all the soup is blended, cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to chill and allow the flavors to further develop.

7. Before serving, taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. You can add more salt, pepper, or lemon juice according to your preference.

8. Ladle the chilled soup into bowls and garnish with additional fresh basil, sprouts, radish, toasted bread and parsley if desired.

9. Serve the summer soup cold and enjoy!

Note: You can also add other vegetables like corn, avocado, or zucchini to the soup if desired. Additionally, you can top the soup with a dollop of Greek yogurt for added texture and creaminess.

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