A little heat brings out deep flavors in chilled gazpacho

This healthy gazpacho soup is grilled then chilled, for a deep, smoky flavor that wont heat you up. Enlarge photo

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This healthy gazpacho soup is grilled then chilled, for a deep, smoky flavor that wont heat you up.

Ready for a cool and refreshing soup hot off the grill? Its got to be gazpacho.

Gazpacho is the perfect healthy summer food. Its jammed with all manner of vegetables, including the tomatoes and zucchini that tend to overrun our gardens and traditionally is served cool to help beat the summer heat.

While some people prefer their gazpachos made from raw vegetables, we find that cooking the produce, then chilling it deepens the flavors. But who wants to head inside to cook in summer? So we came up with this delicious recipe for grilled gazpacho.

Along with being a low-fat cooking method that wont heat up the kitchen, grilling vegetables adds a delicious smoky char to the soup. Make this soup at least several hours and up to a day ahead, then chill until you are ready to enjoy.