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Gazpacho

Gazpacho

Summer vacation is almost here. The school day count is down to T-3 and soon the late nights of playing outside and lazy mornings will be here. Along with that comes the heat and humidity…and turning on the oven or stove to prepare dinner is the last thing you want to do. Believe me, I’m not complaining, This winter has been the longest one I can remember. EVER.  So I’m looking forward to the nights of cool dinners, and this Gazpacho is one of my new favorites.

We had this soup at book club in May when our dear friend Amy hosted. Amy LOVES good food, but her dislike of being in the kitchen is just as strong :). So when she whipped out this deliciously amazing Gazpacho, I knew I had to share it. Amy doesn’t even THINK about recipes with more than 5 ingredients, so if she made it, you know it is worth it. Chop, pour, puree, chill and – voila – dinner! How’s that for in-a-flash healthy, cool, yummy dinner? Pull out all your favorite mix-ins and personalize the Gazpacho to fit your mood. Avocado, cilantro, chips, feta, croutons…the sky is the limit for the tasty combinations.

Ok, summer, bring it. Bring on the heat. We are armed and ready!

Gazpacho

Gazpacho
 
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A cool red Gazpacho. Perfect for hot summer nights.
Recipe type: Soups and Stews
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 English or regular cucumber, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 large ripe tomato, cored and finely diced
  • ½ small red onion peeled and finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1½ cups v8 juice
  • ½ cup ice water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
Optional Toppings
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Croutons
  • Feta Cheese Crumbles
  • Chips
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and puree with immersion blender until desired thickness is reached. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours to let flavors develop. Serve cold with optional toppings.

8 Comments

  1. Your gazpacho looks delicious! Perfect for summer, thanks :)
    Cindy@ Pick Fresh Foods recently posted…Lemon Pie S’moresMy Profile

    • I agree! It will be great when it is too hot to cook. Thanks for the note!

  2. Looks very refreshing and is an essential for summer! Beautiful photos. Cheers!
    Judit + Corina @WineDineDaily recently posted…Butternut Squash Risotto with Shrimp and PancettaMy Profile

    • Thanks! It is perfect for those hot summer nights!Enjoy!

  3. When I was in Spain I ate gazpacho all of the time! It is so delicious in the summer. I have to admit I am not one for cold soups except this one. I am definitely going to have to try this recipe out this summer. Beautiful photos.

    • I agree, I’m not huge on a lot of cold soups either. But Gazpacho is one of my favorites!

  4. I feel famous. :)

    • You are! :)

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