Hot days means cold soup. I’ve always wanted to make gazpacho and was totally thrilled with the super simple recipe I found in this cookbook (side note: this cookbook is amazing and I totally recommend picking it up – such pretty illustrations and good recipes!). All you have to do is chop up 6 ripe peeled tomatoes, 1 cucumber, 1 onion, and 1 red pepper. Then put all the chopped up veggies in a food processor/blender with some water, 3 tbsp olive oil, S+P, and hot sauce. I also added in some basil and mint leaves to give it an extra bit of flavour, but there are a ton of different spice combinations you could try to make it your own. Blend until it reaches the desired consistency. Chill in the fridge and serve with some ice cubes. This recipe makes about 4 servings. The soup was really refreshing and works well paired with a yummy salad or sandwich (we made cubanos). No cooking or hot stove required – definitely what I call the perfect summer recipe!