Friday, August 26, 2011
Cold, refreshing, summery, good for you...it's all those things! You don't have to deal with chopping a bunch of water and seedy (blech!) tomatoes either. See me and tomatoes...we're not the best of friends. I can tolerate them on a taco, and once in a great while actually WANT a BLT...but other than that...they need to be in a sauce of some kind...marinara, salsa, ketchup..you get the gist.
And so I'm on a diet (big surprise right?) and I wanted something fresh tasting and low cal, and never having gazpacho, it seemed reasonable to make it (right). But all the recipes I found called for tomatoes...of which I had none. But I did have V8 and tomato soup...already in the form I prefer them!
1 can tomato soup (I used Progresso Reduced Sodium Tomato Parmesan)
1 can V8 (I used the empty soup can)
1 cucumber-peeled, seeded, and chopped (I used my mini chopper)
1/2 onion-chopped (again with the mini chopper)
1 small handful cilantro
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp granulated garlic
1 tablespoon honey
Everybody into the blender and go until it hits the consistency you want it. Me? I let mine get super smooth. I could drink it if I wanted to, but I opted for a bowl with a little cilantro leaf garnish. It was pretty. It was super tasty. The cilantro and cumin do WONDERFUL things to one another, and the cucumber ads that natural coolness.
Absolutely delicious..and I still have a basically full blender in my fridge! Yum!
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