GAZPACHO                                       back to home

2 large cucumbers peeled and seeded

2 cloves garlic

1 large sweet onion quartered

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

2 Tablespoons parsley chopped

few sprigs of cilantro

6  large ripe tomatoes seeded

3 T olive oil

several dashes tabasco sauce

salt and pepper to taste

Rough dice about 1/4 of the veggies- set aside. Put everything else in a blender  or food processor and blend until fairly smooth. Combine the chunky with the smooth and adjust the seasoning- salt and pepper- vinegar, tabasco,etc.

Chill until cold.

On really hot summer days- float an ice cube in the bowl- or freeze a few cubes of gazpacho and float them in the bowl - to keep the soup really cold.

I love to start a summer party with an ice cold Gazpacho amuse!