I’ve seriously been wanting to make this recipe for over a month now.  The weather is perfect for this chilled soup but every time I pick enough tomatoes, I always end up using them in other dishes before I decide to make the soup.  Not this week.  I wanted some cool, delicious, easy enough for me to eat in the small amount of time I had for lunch.

There are so many gazpacho recipes out on the internet that I pick and chose from about 10 different recipes various things I liked.  I had no tomato juice so essentially made a mock juice that worked really well. Other than that, I just went through my refrigerator I tossed the best veggies I had picked the week before and I fell in love.

Such a great chilled soup- I could eat it all year round!

Gazpacho
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Recipe type: Main Dishes
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound tomatoes
  • 2 cup bread cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 clove garlic
  • ¼ cup basil
  • ½ tablespoon fennel
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ cup green pepper
  • ¼ cup onion
  • ½ cup cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Slit an X in the bottom of each tomato (from the 1lb) and place in the boiling water and let boil to 3-4 minutes until skins are able to peel away. Remove from water and let sit to cool. In a food processor combine, bread, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fennel, paprika, garlic, basil, and half the green peppers, onions, and cucumbers. Once boiled tomatoes have cooled, remove skin, de-seed and place in the food processor as well. Any left over tomato parts, juice, and seeds, place in a cheese cloth and squeeze as much tomato juice as you can into the food processor as well. Turn on the processor and let run until mixture becomes smooth.
  2. Once mixture is smooth, add remaining green peppers, cucumber, onions, and cherry tomatoes. Pulse a few times to bring Gazpacho to desired constancy, Let chill for 1-2 hours before serving.

PS;  I’ve entered a great contest over at Family Fresh Cooking that involved using yogurt.  Please go over to her site and vote for my zucchini pizza!

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