Start with 2 fresh garden cucumbers. Cukes are the only survivors in my garden this year.
Scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Feed the seeds to the chickens if you have them. Leave the cucumber peels on-they are nutritious.
Dice the cucumbers. Reserve a couple of tablespoons of cukes for garnish.
You also need 2 red peppers. Red, not green. Red helps the color of the soup stay really red because, well, who wants green soup?
Dice up the whole red onion.
You need four ripe garden tomatoes. Yes I know-there are two here. I used four.
Dice up the tomatoes and add them to the processor.
Blend all the vegetables until just chunky. Like salsa. Don't puree it. Then it's tomato vegetable soup and this is gazpacho which isn't soup. Transfer the veggie mixture into a huge bowl.
Next add the olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and garlic to the food processor. Give it a quick whirl. Add this mixture to the blended veggies.
Now taste the whole thing and adjust your seasonings. Add a few dashes of hot sauce if you like.