A simple, chilled soup for summer.
  • 1 English cucumber, roughly chopped
  • 2 celery stalks (I like to use celery hearts), roughly chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 2 C. diced tomato (about 1 large tomato or 4-5 plum tomatoes)
  • 4-6 C. tomato juice (depends on how thick you want it)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ C. parsley or cilantro
  • ⅓ C. olive oil
  • ¼ C. red or white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. green tobacco sauce
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  1. Roughly chop the cucumber, celery, red bell pepper, and onion. You can do this by hand or food processor. If using a food processor, chop one vegetable at a time. Put vegetables in large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and set in refrigerator to chill and let the flavors combine.
  2. Taste soup and adjust seasonings to taste.
  3. Serve with crusty bread.
Recipe by I'm Bored, Let's Go... at