Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Easy Gazpacho

It was fate to have gazpacho this week at our house. The grocery ad lined out the recipe having tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers on sale. 

I was on the hunt for a new recipe without a lot of oil and without canned tomato juice as a primary ingredient. Inspired by several recipes I found, I created this version to suit our dietary needs. It turned out very fresh tasting and delicious.


Ingredients: 
  • 3 pounds ripe tomatoes, cored and roughly chopped 
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped 
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and roughly chopped, more for garnish 
  • 1 jalapeno  seeded and roughly chopped 
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and roughly chopped 
  • 1 small yellow onion, roughly chopped 
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Olive oil to drizzle
  • Black pepper to top with
 Put tomatoes, garlic, cucumbers, jalapeno, red bell peppers, and onions into a large bowl and toss to mix. 

Working in batches, puree vegetables in a blender or food processor until smooth, adding a little water if mixture seems too thick.  

Transfer smooth puree to a large bowl and whisk in vinegar and salt.

Cover and chill before serving.

Garnish with chopped cucumber, onion and pepper if you would like . Drizzle with olive oil, vinegar and a dollop of Greek yogurt if desired.




Easy Gazpacho

Ingredients: 
  • 3 pounds ripe tomatoes, cored and roughly chopped 
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped 
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and roughly chopped, more for garnish 
  • 1 jalapeno  seeded and roughly chopped 
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and roughly chopped 
  • 1 small yellow onion, roughly chopped 
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Olive oil to drizzle
  • Black pepper to top with
Directions: 
  • Put tomatoes, garlic, cucumbers, jalapeno, red bell peppers, and onions into a large bowl and toss to mix. 
  • Working in batches, puree vegetables in a blender or food processor until smooth, adding a little water if mixture seems too thick.  Transfer smooth puree to a large bowl and whisk in vinegar and salt.
  • Cover and chill well before serving. Garnish with chopped cucumber, onion and pepper if you would like . 
  • Drizzle with olive oil, vinegar and a dollop of Greek yogurt if desired.





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