Gazpacho – Super quick, easy & perfect for a hot day!

July 25, 2012 , In: Recipes, Soup , With: No Comments

Gazpacho was a revelation to me.  Who knew I could make a soup without turning on the stove in about 5 minutes flat.  It’s perfect to use up all sorts of good veg in the fridge, and it is healthy.  Plus, I can do it in bits and pieces if baby starts crying and I need to be away for a few minutes.  All you need is a blender and some good tomatoes as the tastiness of the soup will directly depend on the quality of the tomatoes.

Adapted from Fine Cooking Aug/Sep 2012 Edition

2 pounds tomatoes cored and quartered
1/2 green pepper roughly chopped
1/2 red pepper roughly chopped
1/3 english cucumber roughly chopped
1/4 cup packed bits of soft bread
6 tbsp olive oil
4 tsp sherry vinegar
1 small clove garlic
salt and pepper to taste

Put everything in a blender and pulse until things are chopped up a bit more.  Next, blend until smooth and let chill.  Yes, that’s it.

Note: For the bread I used half a whole wheat hamburger bun and it worked fine.  I also used more than 1/2 both a green and red pepper and it was great.  The garnish you see in the photo is coriander (cilantro).


Chunky Gazpacho
My friends do a fantastic gazpacho where they chop tomatoes, celery, cucumber, red and green peppers and throw it in some clamato juice.  It makes a lovely crunchy refreshing cold soup.

Green Gazpacho – The Montreal Gazette recently published a recipe for a green gazpacho which I made and was lovely.  Article is here.

Watermelon Gazpacho – Shown in this months Bon Appetit magazine, this looks quite interesting and refreshing!  Recipe is here

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