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2 Seasoned Chicks Traditional Gazpacho

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Traditional Gazpacho

Yields 3 Quarts

2 # Ripe Tomatoes, cored and chopped

½ Red Bell Pepper, cored, seeded and chopped

1 English Cucumber, peeled and chopped

2 Celery Stalks, chopped

½ C Flat-Leaf Parsley, chopped

½ Red Onion, peeled and chopped

2 Garlic Cloves, sliced thin

2 ½ C Tomato Juice

¼ C Red Wine Vinegar

1 C Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

2 t Cayenne Pepper

1 t Sweet Paprika

Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper to taste

·     Place all ingredients in a large bowl, mix well

·     Place ¾ of the mixture in to a food processor and Pulse until almost pureed

·     Add remaining mixture and pulse 4 to 5 times leaving a little texture

·     Check and adjust seasonings

·     Refrigerate until chilled through (at least 4 hours)

When serving, garnish the soup with any or all of the following suggestions;

·     Home made croutons

·     Sour cream

·     Avocado, small dice

·     Cilantro Leaves

·     A squeeze of fresh lime juice leaving a thin slice on top