Garden Gazpacho

Serves 8-10

INGREDIENTS

10 to 12 medium tomatoes, cut into little pieces, making sure to retain liquid as well
5 medium yellow tomatoes, cut into little pieces, making sure to retain liquid as well.
4 medium cucumbers, peeled, deseeded and chopped fine
1 red bell pepper, chopped fine
1 green bell pepper, chopped fine
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped fine
1 medium red onion, chopped fine
1 bunch green onions, sliced
4 cloves garlic, chopped fine
¾ cup sherry vinegar
½ cup olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Juice of 1 lemon
¼ cup of each of the following fresh herbs, basil, mint, cilantro, parsley, dill and tarragon
3 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons cracked pepper
Cucumber slices, garnish
Fresh mint, garnish

PREPARATION

Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  Take 2  cups of mixture and blend in the food processor or blender pulsing until semi smooth.  Pour liquid back into mixing bowl and stir well.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.  Garnish with cucumber slices and mint.

Alternatively grind up with a mortar and pestle until desired consistency. Chill before serving.

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