Gazpacho

Gazpacho truly is a seasonal dish. It’s one of those odd wonders that only seems to come to mind during certain times of the year…and since things are heating up here in Arizona, I think it’s the perfect time to introduce my variation of this Spanish-style soup.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Red bell peppers
  • Red onion
  • Jalapeno
  • Garlic cloves
  • Chives
  • Parsley
  • White wine vinegar
  • Agave
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

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Rough chop all of the veggies and combine them in a blender or food processer.

Blend in the olive oil, agave, and garlic cloves.

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Season with salt, pepper, chives, parsley, and white wine vinegar.

Mix thoroughly, store in an airtight container and refrigerate overnight.

Serve chilled.

Enjoy!

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Of course, as I’m typing up this blog post, it’s raining and 20 degrees cooler than it has been for the last three weeks…

But whatta ya gonna do?

I choose to ignore it because I know it’s not going to last for more than a day. That’s the great thing about living in Arizona—you actually appreciate a good rainstorm every now and then. In fact, it’s the only place I’ve ever lived where I welcome the rain.

Anyway, back to Gazpacho.

Traditionally, gazpacho is thick but creamy, not coarse like the way you see it made here. I wouldn’t go as far as calling it a salsa because it’s still really smooth, but most of the recipes I’ve seen in the past require that you strain the mixture after blending. I just find that to be somewhat of a waste.

Besides, leaving it with a little more substance allows me to use it for other things—like dressing for a grilled chicken salad or a topper for a seared flank steak.

In any case, gazpacho is a delicious chilled soup to help keep cool on a hot day.

Until next time, take care.

Cheers

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