Recipe: Spicy Gazpacho

This recipe is just one of the many versions of this cool summer soup you can make without heating up your kitchen — or yourself.

I found this at I, for one, add plenty of jalapenos. But then I like things hot.

Spicy Gazpacho

1 cup chopped green peppers

1 cup diced fresh tomatoes

1 cup chopped (walla walla if possible) onions

20-25 cloves of (hardneck if possible) garlic

2 large jalapeno chiles diced without seeds

1 large can of V8 or tomato juice

4 tablespoons fat-free sour cream

Mexican herbs to match your tastes (cilantro, chili powder, cumin, crushed red pepper etc.)

Cool tomato juice or V8 in the freezer until it is very cold. Pour into soup bowls and stir in herbs. Add a couple of tablespoons of tomatoes, peppers and onions. Crush one or two cloves of garlic into the mix. Add a teaspoon or two of jalapeno, and stir everything gently. Add a small dollop of fat-free sour cream in the center of the bowl.

Vary it as you please.