Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Gazpacho Soup

I was inspired to try famous recipes from around the world. Join me on my adventure to cook the best of various regions!!

Recipe from : Spain

3 cups plum tomatoes, diced, juices reserved
2 cups cumcumbers, peeled, seeded, diced
1 small purple or red onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
3 cloves mined garlic
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 Tbsp EVOO
1 Tbsp ea of thyme and tarragon or parsley
3 cups tomato juice
1/4 c red wine vinegar
1 lemon, juiced
salt and cayenne pepper to taste
1/2 c chives

1. Reserve 1-2 Tbsp ea of tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, peppers for garnish.
2. Puree remaining tomato, cucumber, onion, pepper, garlic, tomato paste, olive oil, herbs in food processor, until fairly smooth but with some texture remaining.
3. Transfer puree to mixing bowl. Stir in tomato juice, red wine vinegar, and lemon juice. Season with salt and cayenne to taste. Cover and chill thoroughly, at least 3 hours, but better if overnight.
4. After chilling, adjust seasonings as needed. Serve garnished with reserved vegetables, croutons, chives.

*tastes good served with whole wheat pita sprinkled with goat cheese and bake at 400 for 5-7 min!

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