Spicy Summer Gazpacho

  • Yield 4 to 6 servings


3 -- Ripe Tomatoes
1 -- Cucumber, seeded but not peeled
1 -- Red Bell Pepper
1 -- Green Bell Pepper
1 -- Jalapeno Pepper, seeded
1/2 -- Sweet Onion
3 -- Garlic Cloves
3 cups Spicy V8 Juice
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
1/2 tablespoon Salt
1 teaspoon Pepper
1 dash Hot Sauce


Roughly chop the tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and onion into 1-inch cubes. Put each vegetable separately into a food processor or blender fitted with a steel blade and pulse until it is coarsely chopped.

 After each vegetable is processed, combine them in a large bowl and add the garlic, V8 juice, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Add hot sauce to taste. Mix well and chill before serving.

Optional: Garnish with sour cream, and/or fresh basil.



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