Okay, it's actually called gazpacho. But whenever I make this summer soup, I think of produce stands and the farmers' market. Can't you imagine a morning out at the veggie stands with your market tote picking fresh produce for a cool, refreshing soup? If you like summer vegetables, you have to try it.
It's made up mostly of tomatoes, cucumber, celery, and green peppers. The recipe I used calls for onion and garlic, but I'd actually leave that out if you don't want it to taste like salsa. You can find the recipe here – as well as several others. Use low-sodium tomato juice and broth to make it a bit healthier. And add a little more cucumber. Yum.
The kitchen cuttings are great for the compost bin – or they make the perfect ingredients for your little helper to make a "pretend soup" alongside you.
We serve it with an easy peasant bread recipe – easy enough for my little one to make, although everything she does in the kitchen she does with earnest: