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Old 07-27-2011, 10:19 AM
 
Location: At your mama's house
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America is in a massive heat wave and I want to help people cool off by contributing a delicious gazpacho recipe to tide you over. I hate eating hot and heavy meals in the summertime and try to stick to salads or sandwiches when I can.

  • 1 cucumber, halved and seeded, but not peeled
  • 2 red bell peppers, cored and seeded
  • 4 plum tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 23 ounces tomato juice (3 cups)
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

Chop the cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, and red onions into 1-inch cubes. Put each vegetable separately into a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse until it is coarsely chopped. Do not overprocess!

After each vegetable is processed, combine them in a large bowl and add the garlic, tomato juice, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix well and chill before serving. The longer gazpacho sits, the more the flavors develop.
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Lexington Ky
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I'll try this. Gazpacho is a favorite of mine for the very reasons you state. It's so refreshing. I don't know why i've never made it but I'm going to soon.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I'll try this. Gazpacho is a favorite of mine for the very reasons you state. It's so refreshing. I don't know why i've never made it but I'm going to soon.
one of my favorites as well. Too bad hubby thinks soup means HOT> Maybe I could make it next Sunday after church, add a little bit of vodka and tell him it is a bloody Mary.??
NIta
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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one of my favorites as well. Too bad hubby thinks soup means HOT> Maybe I could make it next Sunday after church, add a little bit of vodka and tell him it is a bloody Mary.??
NIta
Absolutely HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for the giggles!
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:37 AM
 
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Talking Totally....

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Absolutely HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for the giggles!
brings back very fond memories of my Gaspacho makin' days...always ended up, somehow, in the bathtub...nekked...w/a big glass of tomato juice and vodka...LOLOL...great times and the Gaspacho wasn't bad either....
Koale
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:15 AM
 
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The OP's Gazpacho recipe is very similar to mine, and--in truth--the exact proportions of cucumber, pepper, and tomato are not a crucial detail. They are all good, and having a bit more or a bit less of any one vegetable just makes for a slightly different taste to a delicious, refreshing, and healthy summer treat.

However, I do want to share a tip with you that makes a very significant difference. Instead of White Wine Vinegar, you should substitute Sherry Vinegar!
I got this tip from watching America's Test Kitchen on TV, and it makes for a very nice improvement to the recipe. After all--this is the type of vinegar that many people use in Spain, and Gazpacho is a Spanish dish, so it does make sense that using Sherry Vinegar would help to make your Gazpacho more authentic.

Unfortunately, not all supermarkets sell this product, so you might have to search a bit. In most cases, you will need to go to a supermarket that is a bit more upscale, but the extra legwork will be worth it!
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:19 AM
 
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If you want to add a little protein to gazpacho, a topping of tiny baby shrimp and some small cubes of cream cheese are a great addition.
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:32 AM
 
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If you like gazpacho look for "salmorejo".
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:50 PM
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Location: Zebulon, NC
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one of my favorites as well. Too bad hubby thinks soup means HOT> Maybe I could make it next Sunday after church, add a little bit of vodka and tell him it is a bloody Mary.??

NIta
I think soup should be hot as well, but I love gazpacho.I just think of it as the yummiest salsa that I van eat by the bowlfull and slip the chips!
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:47 PM
 
Location: SC
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America is in a massive heat wave and I want to help people cool off by contributing a delicious gazpacho recipe to tide you over. I hate eating hot and heavy meals in the summertime and try to stick to salads or sandwiches when I can.

  • 1 cucumber, halved and seeded, but not peeled
  • 2 red bell peppers, cored and seeded
  • 4 plum tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 23 ounces tomato juice (3 cups)
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

Chop the cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, and red onions into 1-inch cubes. Put each vegetable separately into a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse until it is coarsely chopped. Do not overprocess!

After each vegetable is processed, combine them in a large bowl and add the garlic, tomato juice, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix well and chill before serving. The longer gazpacho sits, the more the flavors develop.
Throw in some basil and parsley and even some celery for some crunch. Also use the best tomatoes you can find. Organic Heirlooms will really make it special.
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