Friday, May 29, 2009

gazpacho
















Mydaughter and I were rummaging through the fridge trying to figure out what to make for lunch and realized that we had all of the ingredients to make gazpacho.  With the temperatures rising into the 90's this cool, flavorful soup was a great idea.  I love gazpacho because it is easy to make, refreshing and a wonderful way to get a huge serving of healthy veggies into your day.

My daughter learned to make it from a friend at college, she prefers it extra chunky, I prefer a smaller dice.  You can also lightly blend all of the ingredients together to make a smoother style soup.  Either way it is delicious.

Gazpacho

dice and place in a large bowl:
1 cucumber
2 large tomatoes
1 small vidalia onion
1 sweet bell pepper
2 stalks of celery
1 zucchini or yellow squash

add in
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1/4 C. red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

cover with:
tomato juice (we didn't measure - just poured until it covered the veggies)

place in the refrigerator and chill for at least two hours

to serve:

ladle into a bowl
drizzle with olive oil
garnish with diced avocado and chopped cilantro

Enjoy!

photo courtesy of Paul Goyette, commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dicey_gazpacho.jpg

1 comment:

MidnightAgenda said...

sounds like a modified salsa. yum.