White Grape Gazpacho

  • Yield 6 servings

This chilled soup starring fresh fruits and vegetables is perfect for a hot summer day.

Ingredients

8 cups chopped white seedless grapes
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
2 cups apple or white grape juice
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
1/2 cup red or white wine (merlot, chardonnay, fume blanc, zinfandel or gewurztraminer)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients including wine, if using, in a large nonreactive mixing bowl with a spoon. For a thicker version, place 2 cups of mixture in a blender or food processor fitted with the metal blade; puree 20 seconds until smooth. Fold puree back into bowl and combine well. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors. Soup can be made the day before serving and stored covered in refrigerator.

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