Make-Ahead Chilled Gazpacho

Make-Ahead Chilled Gazpacho

This easy make-ahead soup is an interesting and refreshing starter dish. Served chilled, it is a delicious conversation starter and a great way to use summer vegetables. Consider serving this gazpacho at your next summer potluck or BBQ.

Ingredients:

2 cups vegetable stock

2 cups tomato juice

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp salsa verde or green taco sauce

1 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp garlic salt

1/8 tsp pepper

1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped

1 green pepper, seeded and diced

4 large tomatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped

3 green onions (including tops), thinly sliced

Fresh basil or parsley for garnish

Read more about summer salads and healthy snacks

Directions:

In a 3-quart pan over medium heat, combine stock, tomato juice, lemon juice, taco sauce, sugar, garlic salt, and pepper. Leave uncovered and bring to a boil.

Leave some of the chopped vegetables for garnish. Stir the remaining cucumber, green pepper, tomatoes, and onion into the liquid; bring mixture, uncovered to a boil again.

Remove from heat and cool.

Puree the mixture, cover and refrigerate until well chilled.

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