This is the best summer lunch, a delicious cold soup. The process to make it went quickly and easily. I can't serve it with crab but that is the life of a kosher "kook" and it really does not make a dent into our lives. There is mock crab but I don't have any or I would have used it. It is not one of the items, I keep in stock.
This recipe comes from Soups and Sides for Every Season by Alyce Morgan. I know that Alyce is a favorite as our her blogs, More Time at the Table and Dinner Place (Cooking for One) and for the Ina Friday ladies.
Hubby and I enjoyed this for lunch and when we were finished, I noted this was a calorie watcher's dream. It was made up of tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, red onion and garlic and of course all kinds of delicious extras to give it the unique flavor. I basically followed the recipe except, I did not, as mentioned use crab or did I use the baguette. Since I was putting nothing on top, I used my mandolin to peel part of a cucumber and placed it on top. It added crunch and made the soup even yummier.
This is a no cook recipe and a food processor was used to blend all the ingredients. Normally, this is called Spiked Gazpacho because it have tequila. We don't have any in the house and even for Alyce, I am not running to the store for this.
My husband noted how well the flavors were integrated in the soup. He never says things like this.
I am not posting recipes from this book that are not online. There are lots of good Alyce recipes on her blog and personally, I think everyone should have a copy of this book.
A note: Alyce has her soups in seasons. This is a Summer Soup and it did just hit the spot.
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