Monday, July 13, 2009

Summer Soup {Farmstand Gazpacho}

A few weeks ago, I shared a recipe for Green Gazpacho, and, as promised, I would also like to share a slightly more traditional take on this cold soup. This version quickly become a summer staple for us last year; with relatively few ingredients, many of which always seem to be on hand, this is a simple and easy meal to make.

Farmstand Gazpacho- 6 to 8 servings (recipe easily doubles)
Slightly adapted from original Parade Magazine recipe

2 cups cucumber- peeled, seeded & diced (into 1/4" cubes)
2 cups bell peppers- red or red & yellow- diced (1/4" cubes)
2 cups ripe tomatoes- diced (1/4" cubes)
1/2 cup red onion- diced
2 cups V8 juice (or tomato juice)
1/2 cup red-wine vinegar
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2-3 dashes of Tobasco or other hot sauce

1. Place all vegetables in a large bowl. Add V8 juice, vinegar, oil and Tobasco. Season well with freshly ground salt and pepper. Toss.
2. Transfer portions at a time to food processor and pulse to puree; half can be left chunky if desired.
3. Combine portions. Refrigerate at least 4-6 hours before serving (although, as I mentioned with the Green Gazpacho, a lot of times we can't wait to eat it and do so right away!)


Rachel Follett said...

This looks delicious. Thank you for the recipe!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

looks & sounds so yummy!! :)

evencleveland said...

I love gazpacho!

La Maison Fou said...

Yumm.... I am trying this one for the weekend!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Oh gazpacho is SO delish. I absolutely forgot about it & must make it this weekend as well. Thanks for the recipe, it looks great!

studioJudith said...

Ahhh .. .
I feel refreshed already!

Treacy said...

I am making this tonight!

georgia b. said...

i was at a tapas restaurant recently, and almost tried the gazpacho. but there were so many other delicious things to try, so i did not end up getting it.

now i can make it myself! thanks.


Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

YUMMY! I could leave off gazpacho in the summertime!

Alicia said...

I forgot to let you know the green was a huge hit!!!! Thank you so much.
I'm waiting to see if you have a good white recipe.
I love red but my acid reflux makes it impossible without suffering a bit too much.

Jayne said...

This looks delicious! I might wait for Summer though, otherwise I think I will get a chill eating it in 10 degrees... have a nice day. Jayne

Unknown said...

My tummy is now growling...see what you've tempted us with. Now i've got to go make me some soup for dinner :) Great post.

abigail said...

our tomatoes are so close to ripe, I think I will be able to make this next week.
Can't wait!

have a good weekend!

Anonymous said...

My daughter always talks about the gazpacho that her home stay mother made for her during her time in Spain last summer. I will her to surprise her with this!
Thanks for sharing!