Monday, July 26, 2010

Gazpacho

 

This months AWED is featuring Spain. I personally love this event. It gives us bloggers an opportunity to try something that is different and not in our comfort zone. When Spain was announced I decided on Gazpacho which is a cold tomato soup. It originates from Andalucía in southern Spain. There are so many different recipe for Gazpacho and I kind of mixed a bunch to make my own. I was not too particular on using vinegar so I substituted that with lemon juice and I did not add garlic (if adding use around 3 cloves). The soup was fabulous and a perfect dish on a hot day.

Ingredients:
- 1 cucumber, seeded, but not peeled
- 1 green and 1 red bell peppers, cored and seeded
- 4 tomatoes
- 1 red onion
- 3 tomatoes to make a juice or you can buy store bought juice.
- juice from 1 lemon (adjust to taste)
- 2 tbsp good olive oil
- salt to taste
- 1 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- avocado for garnish (optional)

Method:
1. Chop cucumber, bell pepper, onion and tomatoes. Add them to the food processor separately and pulse them. Make sure you don't over process them.
2. In a blender add the tomatoes, salt and black pepper. Grind them well to make your tomato juice.
3. Now mix the vegetables and the tomato juice. Add lemon juice, salt and pepper to suit your taste. Add the chopped cilantro and chill this for at least an hour. The more you chill this the better it tastes.
4. Serve this chilled with avocado and more cilantro as your garnish.

Perfect for a hot day.

Submitting this to AWED - Spain announced by DK

1 comments:

Priya

SUch a refreshing and filling soup...yumm!

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