Honey Lime Gazpacho

Serve this cold soup as a first course, a light entree, or lunch dish. A great way to use home grown veggies!

Ingredients:

3 large very ripe tomatoes, cored, seeded, and cut up
2 medium cucumbers, seeded and cut up
2 medium orange sweet bell pepper, seeded and cut up
1 garlic clove, minced
1/3 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
ice cubes
lime wedges and green onions
1 small mango
Tabasco sauce to taste
V-8 juice (optional)

Directions:

In a large bowl combine tomatoes, cucumber, orange sweet peppers, mango & garlic. In a food processor, process mixture, half at a time, with several on/off turns until you have large chunks. Place all of the mixture in the food processor bowl. Add lime juice, honey, cilantro, ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon sea salt. Cover and process with several on/off turns until the mixture is just a little chunky. If desired, season to taste with additional sea salt. Can add a small amount of V-8 juice if your soup is too dry.

To serve, place 2 to 3 ice cubes in each of four shallow bowls; ladle soup over ice. Serve with lime wedges and green onions.

SERVE WITH A BOTTLE OF SCHMIDT’S ALBARINO!!