Gazpacho

This delicious cold soup from Spain is a perfect summer garden go-to. It can be tailored in many ways to suit your family's dietary needs and tastes. It is also a great way to use up any excess produce. Plus it keeps the house cool since there is no cooking involved! This is a refreshing treat for hot summer days.

Ingredients
3 pounds tomatoes, cored and coarsely chopped
1 seedless cucumber, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 red onioin, chopped
2 cloves peeled garlic, chopped
2 red bell peppers, coarsely chopped
1 jalapeño, seeded and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 slice white bread, crust cut off, saturated with cold water
1/4 cup sherry vinegar or other type of vinegar
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt to taste

Directions
Combine all of the ingredients in a large non-metal bowl and refrigerate overnight. Then puree in a blender or food processor to preferred consistency. Serve chilled. Goes great with goat cheese + crostini!