I look forward to this time of year because I love love love gazpacho! Please share your recipes- mine is pretty basic, I've seen plenty of fancy ones but this is my own special comfort food:
2-3 cucumbers, peeled
lots of tomatoes- maybe 4 big or 6 small
1 red onion
1/2 vidalia or white onion
1/4 cup cilantro
2 red peppers
4 cloves garlic
Vegetable juice- I use very veggie but V8 will work too
Salt and pepper to taste
Set aside 1/2 cuke, 1/2-1 tomato, 1/2 onion, 1/2 red pepper.
Chop the rest of the veggies into large chunks, and mince the garlic. Add the veggies, cilantro, and garlic to the blender in batches, adding 1/2 cup of veggie juice and pureeing until smooth. Do this until you have used up all of the veggies, placing the pureed veggies in a large bowl.
Finely chop the veggies you set aside and add them to the soup.
Add olive oil (maybe 1/4 cup), a splash of balsamic vinegar, a dash of tabasco (0r more if you like it spicy) and salt and pepper to taste. Stir and serve at room temp or chilled.
Yummy- we serve this with crusty bread and goat cheese. I could drink it out of the bowl I like it so much!
Thanks I was just wondering what to do with all my tomatoes. I hve red and yellow which with thw onions and cucumbers ahouls make a lovely and yummy gazpacho. I have been craving thia forever, don't know why I didn't htink of it
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Thanks for the reminder! I know what I'm doing for dinner tomorrow!!
I like to chop some avocado at the end, and ditto for the bread crumbs, mary ann.
And I'll try roasting the veggies next week SoHappy.
The avocado idea is a great one too, sadly I am allergic to avocado, though every few years I get up the guts to see if they still make me sick- I tried again a few months ago and they still make me awful sick (but I thoroughly enjoyed eating it!).