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Blender Salad Soup

6 Servings

Similar to gazpacho, but with all the vegetables chopped together, making it much easier to prepare.
  • 4 medium-sized ripe tomatoes
  • 1/2 large green pepper
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  • 6 ice cubes
Quarter tomatoes; seed and slice green pepper; peel and slice onion and cucumber; peel garlic.

Place vegetables and remaining ingredients except ice in a blender or food processor and blend for about 3 seconds, until vegetables are finely chopped but not reduced to puree. Spoon soup into bowls and place an ice cube in each so it becomes very cold.

Adapted from Nikki and David Goldbeck's American Wholefoods Cuisine (2 tbsp. olive oil omitted)