Hey everyone,

I know I've posted another recipe or two before for gazpacho, but I found another interesting twist to try from vegweb.  In my quest to try a variety of raw dishes, this is another I've found to satisfy the savory side of things!

SWAMP SOUP (a.k.a. Green Gazpacho)
INGREDIENTS (use vegan versions):

4 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped

1/2 large cucumber, peeled and chopped

1/2 bell pepper, seeded and chopped

1/2 small onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, pressed

1/2 jalapeno pepper, diced

1 to 2 kale leaves, torn into pieces

Juice of 1/2 large lemon

Celtic sea salt, to taste

Avocado, diced (optional)

Green onions, sliced (optional)


Place tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, onion, garlic, jalapeño, kale, lemon juice and salt into the pitcher of a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Chill for 2 hours and then blend again as liquid will separate some. To serve as soup, pour into bowls and top with chopped avocado and sliced green onions. Or just drink it like a smoothie!
Turns a brownish green that looks a bit like swamp muck, hence the name.

Serves: 3 to 4, Preparation time: 15 minutes