When it is hot outside and you want a quick meal a cool soup is the answer!
It is 100 degrees this week in Texas so i thought a gazpacho alfresco lunch by the pool with a friend was the perfect meal. The key is to have fresh ingredients. I would not make this in the winter with tomatoes that are not local as it won’t have the flavor profile of one made in season.
You can add jalapeño or any other pepper if you want to spice it up a bit. Cilantro is a nice addition if you are looking for a Southwestern flavor. This particular recipe I use Roma tomatoes but if you can find some beautiful heirloom tomatoes I highly suggest it! Imagine the color with some yellow or purple tomatoes? The varieties are endless but the basic recipe remains the same, veggies, bread, vinegar, oil and spices.
I hope you enjoy my idea of the perfect summer meal.