I love a good grilled cheese sandwich and bowl of tomato soup. In reality, I could eat this meal about once a week the entire year round, the only problem is that other people would probably have a hard time with the hot aspect of the soup. So instead, in the summer, I do grilled cheese and Gazpacho. It's so easy it's almost laughable. It's healthy and great when it's hot out and you just want something refreshing.
- 4 cups tomato juice
- 1 onion - chunked
- 1 large cucumber - peeled and chunked
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 garlic clove - minced (here is where I would change things -- I used the garlic raw, and while I love garlic, it was a little much. So next time I'll use less raw garlic or saute it before hand)
- 3 T lemon juice
- 2 T red wine vinegar
- 1 t dried tarragon
- 1 t dried basil
- 1 t dried parsley
- 1 t white sugar
- Salt and pepper to taste
-- Combine the rest and mix well. Chill a couple hours and enjoy.
This is a great base recipe to just run with! Add more cucumbers, celery, hot sauce, whatever!