July 19, 2013
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recipe: gazpacho

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Oh tomato soup, how I love thee! With a nice and toasty grilled cheese (or grilled cheese croutons) all fall and winter long there’s nothing better.  Then comes the hot summer sun and it’s time to take the ripest of tomatoes in a new soup direction…cold! That’s were Gazpacho comes in.

Refreshing, healthy and easy to whip up (absolutely no cooking whatsoever) the day before the chilled soup is a summer favorite. 

Recipe: Gazpacho

You will need:
- ½ cup peeled, finely diced tomatoes

- ¼ cup finely diced green pepper

- 1 tbsp finely chopped onion

- ¼ cup finely diced cucumber

- ¼ cup finely diced celery

- 2 tbsp chopped parsley
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 3 cups tomato juice (I like Sacramento)
- ¼ tsp Tabasco
- ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2-3 tbsp wine vinegar
- ½ tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp corn oil
- sliced avocado

1. Prep all ingredients and combine in a large bowl.
2. Cover & chill for at least four hours.
3. Serve with sliced avocado and/or homemade croutons.

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15 Responses to “recipe: gazpacho”

SusanJuly 19th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Thank you for the recipe!!! I have a lot of friends from Spain and they always make the Gazpacho for summer. I will try to do the Gazpacho this weekend, hopefully i can impress my friends.

Sara Luxe VidaJuly 19th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Lovely Gazpacho, here in Spain it's a Summer basic, couldn't live without it!. You should try Salmorejo, also a Summer soup but different, super delicious too!. .

Cristina ClandestinaJuly 19th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

Hi!! I'm Spanish and this is a basic food in summer for me…every week I eat it and here we do love it ;) Only a tip of advice: you don´t need so many ingredients, just tomato, cucumber, some garlic, onion, pepper, olive oil and vinegar, a few time in refrigerator and that´s it!!! As we say here: Rico, rico!

the.ramonasJuly 20th, 2013 at 5:53 pm

It looks delicious! This remind me of a movie directed by Pedro Almodovar called "Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios" you should watch it and let me know what do you think! I'm sure you can find it with english subtitles.

Much love, enjoy the heat, and the movie!!

the.ramonasJuly 20th, 2013 at 5:57 pm

It looks delicious!! This remind me of a movie directed by Pedro Almodovar (Spanish) called " Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios" (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown in english). You should watch it and let me know what you think, theres gazpacho involved!!!

Much Love, enjoy the heat, and the movie!!

EmilyJuly 22nd, 2013 at 11:11 pm

I've never been a big fan of gazpacho (I blame a couple failed recipe attempts on behalf of my mother) but this is making me want to try it out!

Also a couple of us have teamed up for an "Anti-Cooking" series and this fits right in!!

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