Summertime Yummies...can't get enough of them. I hope you will enjoy this spicy cold soup over the coming hot days. The glass in the photo is one from a tavern that my Grandmother worked at in 1944....designed at that time no doubt for gentlemen only. Good girls didn't drink whiskey I'm sure!
5 tomatoes 1/4 inch dice
2 red peppers 1/4 inch dice
2 english cucumbers peeled & diced
1 jalapeno pepper minced
4 cloves garlic minced
3 shallots minced
2 avocado 1/4 inch dice
2-4 tbsp each of fresh coriander & basil
juice of one lemon
2 tbsp of red wine vinegar
4 cups of veg stock (I have used 2 cans of V8 & 2 cups stock for more colour)
In a non metal bowl, place to chopped tomato, cucumber, red pepper, avocado, garlic, shallots & jalapeno. (I use a mini chopper to mince the garlic, shallot & jalapeno, but you can take out your days aggression & mince it on the cutting board.)
Use your food processor to pulse the rough cut veggies with a small amount of liquid to where the texture is best for you....still some chunky bites is the best. I have to do this in two parts for the amount of veggies....place into a large plastic or glass bowl & then add the chopped herb, lemon juice, red wine vinegar & veggie stock & stir it up!
One can add vodka to this & serve it as an appetizer/before dinner cocktail if you are having a party.
This just makes me happy!!
Yes I "borrowed" this photo; I wish I was so lucky as to have been behind that camera!
Big Major Spot Island, Bahamas I know where I'm heading when the snow flies!!!