Alyce's Gazpacho

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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  1. Thanks, Chaya! I'm so glad you liked it. I really enjoy it with the baguette for dunking and, of course, like the crab and the tequila--- I'm just delighted to know it was good WITHOUT all those things. Love summer soups! SOUPS & SIDES FOR EVERY SEASON is available on, of course, but if you check out my blogs, you can win a free copy for making the listed recipe and sending me a pic. Get cooking!

  2. Delicious! Pinned. Thanks so much for being a part of our party! Please join us tonight at 7 pm. We love having YOU!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls


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