Sunday, August 1, 2010

Rustic Gazpacho

Now that the Farmers markets are in full swing, great tomatoes are so easy to get. What better summer soup than Gazpacho - my absolute favorite cold soup. I like mine chunky not smooth. This is not only one of the healthiest recipes you can also make it in less than 15 minutes.

Recipe adapted from Food and Wine.
Bon Appetit!


1. 6 ripe tomatoes, cut into chunks

2. 1/2 large cucumber—peeled, halved, seeded and cut into chunks

3. 1 bell pepper, cut into chunks

4. 2 garlic cloves, smashed

5. 1 cup water

6. 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

7. 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar

8. ¼ cup cilantro

9. 1 tsp. Worcester sauce

10. Salt

11. Tabasco, for serving

In a blender or food processor, combine all until coarsely pureed. Season with salt and refrigerate until chilled. Serve with Tabasco.