Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Hot Gazpacho

I made this the other night for dinner. My husband and 2 out of 4 kids just loved it. We don't eat many vegetarian meals, but this was really good.

1 medium green pepper(s), seeded and chopped
1 small cucumber(s), peeled, seeded and sliced
1 medium onion(s), chopped
3 medium tomato(es), seeded and chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, packed leaves
3 cup mixed-vegetable juice, tangy
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp olive oil
1 medium garlic clove(s), minced
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp hot pepper sauce, or to taste
1 oz fresh sage

In a food processor, finely chop pepper, cucumber and onion and transfer to a large nonstick saucepan. In a food processor, finely chop tomatoes and cilantro and add to pepper mixture. Stir vegetable juice, vinegar, oil and garlic into tomato mixture. Add ground pepper and stir. Heat soup to serving temperature then add hot pepper sauce.

***I served this with a loaf of fresh french bread from the market and a side salad

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