*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           Gazpacho (Salad Soup)
 
 Recipe By     : Jo Anne Merrill
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :3:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      cloves        garlic
    2                    white bread slices
    1                    cucumber -- sliced
      1/2                green bell pepper
      1/2  cup           water
      1/4  cup           olive oil
    2      pounds        tomatoes
      1/4  cup           chopped onions
      1/4  cup           pimientos -- chopped
    1      teaspoon      salt
                         black pepper -- to taste
    2      tablespoons   wine vinegar
    3      cups          vegetable stock, condensed -- * see note
      1/2  cup           fresh herbs -- ** see note
 
 * Use low-sodium chicken stock or broth if vegetable stock is not available.
 ** For herbs, use your choice of chives, parsley, basil, or tarragon. All 
 ingredients should be as fresh as possible.
 
 1. Crush garlic in bowl and add bread which has been torn into small 
    pieces. This helps give the soup consistency. Add sliced cucumber, diced 
    green pepper, water and olive oil. Allow this mixture to marinate for 
    several hours.
 2. Add cut-up tomatoes, onions, pimiento and salt to chilled mixture. Blend 
    in blender or food processor until the texture you prefer. Chill thoroughly.
 3. Just before serving, mix in vinegar, cold stock and herbs. For added 
    color, flavor and texture, garnish with garlic croutons, watercress or 
    lime slices.
 
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