Macho Gazpacho

Football's for woosies — finishing this super-size, super-spicy meal takes the real guts!
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 1/2 quarts
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2 (32-ounce) cans diced tomatoes in puree

1/4 cup cayenne pepper sauce (for mild heat use 2 tablespoons)

1/2 European seedless cucumber, cut into chunks

1 small red onion, cut into chunks

2 jalapenos or serranos, seeded and coarsely chopped

2 ribs celery, from the heart of the bunch, chunked

Handful fresh cilantro leaves

1 lemon or lime, juiced

Coarse salt and black pepper

Lemon or lime wedges, for garnish


  1. Working in batches, combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse grind into a thick soup. Adjust seasonings. Pour soup into a thermos and chill until ready to serve. Serve in chilled glasses with wedges of lime or lemon for garnish.