I recently bought the summer issue of the Rachael Ray Every Day Magazine for July/August 2016. I found a simple recipe for a cold gazpacho soup that i decided to try. This soup is light and refreshing on a hot summer’s day. A must recipe to try if you like tomatoes. The original recipe called for tomatillos but i substituted them for  regular tomatoes instead. i also didn’t add the bread into the soup.


5  large tomatoes roughly chopped

1 avocado pitted and scooped out of skin

1 small sweet onion roughly chopped

2 large celery sticks roughly chopped

1/2 english cucumber peeled and roughly chopped

1/2 cup flat leaf parsley or cilantro

1 large jalapeno chile roughly chopped

Juice of one lime or 1/4 cup of lemon juice

1-2 large garlic cloves

2 tbsp olive oil

sea salt to taste

1 handful of ice cubes


Puree all ingredients together in a food processor or blender. You might have to do it in two batches. Season with salt. Serve as a side dish or as a main meal with a piece of  your favourite bread. Enjoy!