Award-winning food blogger Laura Wright has a new collection of vegan recipes out that will reinvigorate your entire cooking game. Imagine a vibrant plant-based diet that satisfies and delights, then whip up her healthy, imaginative and flavor-packed fare at home. This bloody Caesar gazpacho is a fresh spin on a beloved warm weather dish. 

This is my playful take on the popular Canadian brunch drink (very similar to a Bloody Mary). It has all the savory flavor of a Caesar but packaged into a summery lunch course. As with the actual cocktail, garnishes are very important here. Tomato gazpacho always has a V8 vibe to me, so I try to keep some texture within the soup itself and include whole elements on top to distinguish it from vegetable juice.

Reprinted with permission from The First Mess Cookbook