Continuing my homage to summer and the bounty of the garden, I made a super-easy and delicious recipe for Gazpacho today. In case you are not familiar, Gazpacho is a cold soup that is commonly served in Spain, made from tomatoes, cucumbers, bell pepper, garlic, onion, olive oil and vinegar among other things…
The recipe I used is below, I found it from Food and Wine, and I have to say, it was exactly my speed: no measurements, just chop and toss in the blender… From start to finish I had it in a bowl chilling in the fridge within 10 minutes!
Here is what I used:
3 large juicy tomatoes (quartered)
2 smallish cucumbers (peeled and chopped)
1 green bell pepper (chopped)
1 zucchini (peeled and chopped)
about 1/2 bunch of scallions (including the green parts)
a large splash of apple cider vinegar
an even larger splash of extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
fresh ground black pepper
I threw everything into my Vitamix high-speed blender, and blended it until smooth. Once done, I tasted, and adjusted salt and pepper as needed and then put in the fridge for 6-7 hours. If you don’t have a Vitamix, any blender, including a hand blender will work great. The longer the soup marinates in its own juices, the more flavorful it gets, so try to prepare it at least a few hours before eating, or make it the night before and let it sit overnight. You won’t be disappointed! I meant to take a picture to include in here, but we had finished it all when I realized I had forgotten! Oh well, you can see pics on their website. I garnished ours with avocado slices, and it was delish!
If you try out this recipe or if you have other comments on this posting, please leave them here- I look forward to your comments!
Hope you have a wonderful week full of love and deliciousness!