Saturday, July 28, 2012

Gazpacho Soup

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I love all things tomato!  Add in some fresh cucumbers, bell peppers, onions, and garlic and you have  the makings for a great cold soup.


This is the perfect time to use all those wonderful vegetables you are harvesting from the garden or finding at the farmer's market.


Ingredients:

1 lb. red tomatoes, soft
1 onion
1 green bell pepper, large
1 cucumber
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
5 soup spoons vegetable oil
5 soup spoons vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
1-2 glasses of water to desired consistency

Directions:

1)  Cut up all ingredients into a large bowl.


2)  Blend in blender, adding water as needed.




3)  Chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours to combine flavors.

4)  Enjoy!

Notes:

As you can tell, I used 1 yellow and 1 orange bell pepper for this batch.  It still turned out well, but not as spicy as it would have using green ones.  Also, I prefer red wine vinegar, but others will do.  To add a little more kick, I tossed in a couple jalapeno peppers.  Yum!

My gazpacho isn't deep red in color like many restaurants.  I choose to keep it as real and healthy as possible.  Many restaurants add either tomato juice or V-8 to their recipe to supposedly make it more appealing.

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Blessings,

     Ellen

20 comments:

  1. Ooh I am going to try this. Looks wonderful! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  2. Love you gazpacho! I like all of the vegetables you've added to change things up!

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  3. Hi, I enjoyed the post you linked in to Claire Justine. I think the colour is good. I have linked in a post about a chilli dish I made. Have a lovely week.

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  4. I have to be honest, I have never tried this type of soup before. I am going to have to give your recipe a try!

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  5. This looks wonderful! I have all of these growing in my garden right now. I can't wait to try it. :-) Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!"

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  6. This is meant to be eaten chilled, right?

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    1. YES... this is a cold soup!

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    2. Cool (see what I did there...?) -- thanks!

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  7. Ellen this looks delish. Perfect for when our weather cools down. Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  8. My Aunt loves Gazpacho soup! Totally sending her this recipe. :)

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  9. Ellen... how did you know that Gazpacho was my favorite thing to eat in the summer? Trying yours and following you too!! New fan!!
    Thank you so much for joining us in Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop! With His grace, wishing you peace and many blessings to you and yours... Carla

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  10. OH my YUMMY! This is a recipe I can own - in my stomach and preparing! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Happy seeing beautiful!

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  11. Hi Ellen,
    This looks like a wonderful summertime Gazpacho so cool and refreshing. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. There's nothing like a delicious fresh gazpacho on a hot day, and your recipe sounds delicious!

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  13. This recipe sounds so fresh! I like the peppers and cucumbers in there together. I think this would be the perfect lunch!

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  14. I forgot how great gazpacho is for using the bounty of this season. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

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  15. Beautiful gazpacho!! Perfect for the season. Thanks for linking to Foodtastic Friday!

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  16. Thanks for linking up @ CountryMommaCooks link and greet party.....hope to see you again tomorrow : )

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  17. Perfect for summer!!

    Thank you for sharing this on Tasty Thursday!

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  18. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/08/show-your-stuff-36-taco-casserole.html

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