Recipe for Cafe Terra Cotta Gazpacho Soup


    Cafe Terra Cotta Gazpacho Soup

    Source: Cafe Terra Cotta, Tucson, Arizona

    1 (46 ounce) can tomato juice
    1/3 bunch fresh cilantro
    1 cucumber, peeled and seeded
    1/3 bunch fresh green onions
    2 serrano peppers with seeds (remove seeds
        if you don't want the soup to be hot)
    1/3 tablespoon salt

    Puree all in blender and chill.

    Veggie Tower
    1/4 cup avocado, diced
    1/4 cup diced Roma tomatoes
    1/4 cup peeled, seeded, and diced cucumbers
    1/4 cup diced red onions
    1/4 cup diced green onions

    Layer all ingredients in 2-inch PVC pipe. Pack tightly. Place in center of bowl. Fill bowl with chilled gazpacho. Remove pipe by pressing lightly on tower. Garnish with a sprig of fresh cilantro.