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Exploring Womanhood > Heart of the Home > Cooking > Stews & Soups

Gazpacho
by Monica Resinger, http://homemakersjournal.com

A cold, thick soup that is easy, delicious, low in calories and extremely healthy! It makes a more filling soup when served with croutons. If you are growing a garden, this is a great way to use some of the surplus!

1 medium slicing cucumber, cut into chunks
1 clove garlic, cut into smaller pieces
1 medium-large red bell pepper (can substitute other colors, but red works best for color)
1/2 medium onion, cut into chunks
1 medium-large tomato, cut into chunks
8 oz. can tomato sauce
3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, optional
3 Tbsp. vinegar
salt & pepper to taste
cilantro, optional

Put the cucumber in a food processor and process until finely chopped; add the garlic, bell pepper and onion and process all until finely chopped. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until you have a thick, textured cold soup. Serve right away if desired, or serve 1-2 days later. It's delicious either way.

Check out the Soup's On e-book: http://homemakersjournal.com/soupson.htm

About the Author:
Monica is the founder Homemaker's Journal E-publications, the growing home of many fun and informative home and garden e-books, tip sheets, articles and more at http://homemakersjournal.com/. Get a FREE Slowcooker Recipe E-book when you subscribe to Monica's FREE e-zine for homemakers! To subscribe and receive instructions for picking up your FREE e-book, just send a blank e-mail to: HomemakersJournal-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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