Summer Chilled Soup!!!

“Tomato, Cucumber and Pepper” Gazpacho

6 small heirloom tomatoes -cut in half

1 cucumber -peeled, seeded, chopped

6  sweet mini peppers- cut in half

1 small jalapeno pepper-seeded

1 1/2 cup vegetable or chicken  broth

handful of sweet Thai basil

3 cloves garlic

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil


ground white pepper

For Garnish:

Finely chop sweet basil and garlic. Blend  into olive oil and mix well.

Blend first 5 ingredients in the blender or food processor until smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add  salt and pepper to taste and stir gently. Chill for 4 hours to 12 hours. Garnish with chopped  basil and garlic in olive oil and garlic butter croutons (optional) before serving.  Serve 6



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