Tomato and Basil Gazpacho
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Lycopene, a cancer-fighting phytochemical is found in tomatoes and tomato products. This soup contains a lot of tomatoes plus it's very refreshing in the summer.
4 cups (1 litre) tomato juice
4 roma tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 small yellow capsicum, seeded and coarsely chopped
3 spring onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup (60 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup coarsely chopped basil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco
- Combine all the ingredients in a large jug. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Gazpacho is always served cold.
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