Spicy Chilled BLT Soup


  • 2 pounds chopped tomatoes
  • Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1-2 jalapenos (depending on how spicy you like things), stemmed, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed and peeled
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 slice white bread, crust removed and torn into pieces
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Crumbled cooked bacon, shredded lettuce, halved cherry tomatoes and croutons for garnish


  1. Sprinkle tomatoes with 1/4 teaspoon salt and let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, onion, garlic, vinegar, bread, oil and sugar in blender and puree until smooth, about one minute. Refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.
  3. Stir, season to taste with salt and pepper and serve with as much garnish as you like!