A quick trip through the blender serves to mingle a riot of fresh flavours, which is why the cold soup known as gazpacho is always a delicious way to beat the heat. This riff on the Spanish soup includes raspberries for a touch of sweetness, while the chunky topping adds contrasting texture.
Slowly pouring the oil into the soup at the end allows for better emulsion for a more luscious mouth feel.
In blender container, place 1/2 cup (125 mL) water, tomatoes, 1 1/2 cups (350 mL) raspberries, roasted red peppers, 1/2 chopped English cucumber, basil, onions, garlic, red wine vinegar, salt, black pepper, and cayenne. Blend until just slightly chunky. With machine running on low speed, slowly drizzle in olive oil through the top feed tube. Place soup in container and chill for at least 2 hours.
In bowl, stir together remaining raspberries, remaining cucumber, yellow bell pepper, avocado, and mint.
To serve, place soup in bowls and top with chopped vegetable mixture and a drizzle of olive oil.
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