Gazpacho is a Spanish soup that is tomato based with raw vegetables. Gazpacho is widely consumed throughout Spain as well as Portugal, where it is known as gaupacho. It is mostly consumed during the summer months when one is looking for a refreshing soup.
Last week when Lenny was traveling I got a mad craving for gazpacho. I have not had it in years nor have I ever found a recipe that I really like. Since most of our cookbooks are still packed away, I decided to send out a “tweet” looking for a recipe. My friend Susan was quick to respond with her take on an Ina Garten recipe. I immediately went to the market, came home and made this very delicious recipe. It was great the first day and even better the 2nd and 3rd, it made a wonderfully light lunch rest of the week.
Roughly chop the each of the vegetables. Put each vegetable separately into a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse until coarsely chopped, do not over process! After each vegetable is processed, combine them in a large bowl . Add the garlic, tomato juice, vinegar, lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper into the food processor and give it a couple whirls to mix. Pour over the chopped vegetables and mix. Chill. Serve. Eat
My name is Denise, and I am the Chief Cooking Officer of Chez Us. I confess, I love everything about food; the look, feel, smell and taste. In fact, the first thing on my mind when I crawl out of bed, besides that first cup of coffee, is what we will be sharing at the table later that day.