Delicious recipe submitted by one of our wonderful CSA Members this week, using Green Gate Produce
A cold, refreshing vegetable soup originating from the region Andalucía in Spain.
3 cups tomato juice, fresh
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
2 large ripe tomatoes or approximately 2 cups chopped (I used handful of pear yellow & black cherry heirloom + 1 large heirloom and 1 small slicer)
1 garlic clove
1 small shallot
1 purple Hungarian hot pepper
9 or 10 thai basil leaves
1 cucumber, peeled, quartered or approximately 1 1/2 cups chopped
1 small red onion, peeled, quartered or about 1/3 cup chopped
1 or 2 small sweet poblano pepper, seeded, quartered
Salt and pepper, to taste
Place all ingredients into the blender container in the order listed and secure lid.
Pulse to chop everything up
Run blender on low or mix equivalent on your blender (should not be running at max speed)
Blend for 30-45 seconds.
Stop machine, season soup (should be slightly chunky)
Pour into a large bowl and chill in your refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.
When serving, pour the soup over some finely (de-seeded and diced) cucumber and tomatoes. Garnish with some small strips of the thai basil.
Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did!