Gazpacho is a chilled soup made for a hot summer day. It doesn’t require any cooking, which means more time in the sunshine and less time in the kitchen. Just toss ripe spring vegetables like tomato, peppers and onions into a blender to create a refreshing, nutritious meal in less than 10 minutes.


Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4

2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 onion, peeled and chopped
1 pepper, seeded and chopped
1 12-ounce can regular tomato juice
1 cup Bloody Mary mix
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, split and chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Purée all ingredients in blender until smooth.
2. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.
4. Garnish with avocado or cucumber if desired.