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Easy Tomato Gazpacho Recipe


Description

Today’s gazpacho recipe is an easy and delicious way to use up those ripe summer tomatoes! 15 minutes is all it takes!


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Ingredients

  • 5 slices stale artisan bread, crust removed
  • Water
  • 5 large ripe tomatoes
  • 3/4 large cucumber, peeled, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, deseeded, roughly chopped
  • 2 green onions, trimmed, roughly chopped, more for garnish
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled, roughly chopped
  • olive oil
  • 1 lemon or large lime, juice of
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper, optional
  • Sugar
  • Mint leaves, stems removed, ripped or chopped
  • Cilantro leaves, stems removed, ripped or chopped

Instructions

  1. Place the bread slices in a bowl with 1/2 cup of water. Let it soak while you work on the tomatoes.
  2. Remove the tomato tops. Place the tomatoes in a large pot of boiling water for 40 seconds or so. Remove the tomatoes from the water and let them cool for about a minute or so. When they are cool enough to handle, gently peel the skins off.
  3. In a large food processor or blender, place the tomatoes with the cucumbers, celery, bell peppers, green onions and garlic. Top with the soaked bread. Pour 1/2 cup olive oil and the lemon juice. Run the processor for a few seconds then add the salt, pepper, cayenne pepper (optional) and a pinch of sugar; blend.
  4. Test the gazpacho, and if it’s too thick, add a little water and blend again until you reach the desired texture.
  5. Transfer the gazpacho to a glass bowl or jug and cover. Refrigerate for a couple of hours, or overnight for a more developed flavor.
  6. When ready to serve, give the gazpacho a quick stir then transfer to serving bowls or small glasses. Top with olive oil and a garnish of fresh mint, cilantro and chopped green onions, if you like.

Notes

  • Cooking Tip: Refrigerate gazpacho for a couple of hours, or overnight for a more developed flavor.
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  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Tomato Gazpacho, Gazpacho, sides, appetizer