1 green bell pepper (because it was cheap)
1 long seedless cucumber
1/2 red onion
1 can fire roasted tomatoes
4 ribs celery
1 tbsp minced garlic.
Handful of grape/cherry/plum tomatoes
Handful of basil leaves
2 cups unsalted vegetable stock
Lots of black pepper *LOTS*
Feel free to add hot sauce, garlic powder, whatever else you like.
Give all the hard veggies (celery, pepper, cucs, onion) a thin or fine chop.
Chop the tomatoes and basil roughly.
Toss everything including the roasted tomatoes (DO NOT DRAIN) into a big pot and blend away using an immersion blender (or a food processor).
The finished product isn't too pretty. I suspect if I had used a food processor it would be prettier, but then I couldn't do it all in one batch! And would have more stuff to clean!
However, it wasn't very satisfying. I suppose there's nothing for it but to have a few Finn Crisps or some bread with it!
That's ok, this is definitely getting made again. I think it's not as good as the borscht though. =(
Boyfriend is ALSO almost done with his awful rotation and will be sitting for a monster exam in a couple of weeks so I will continue to barely see him. His exam is actually ON my birthday, so our celebration should be pretty good!
Teaser for the next post: Veggie Cous Cous (which turns out to be quite a good staple!)