Monday, June 4, 2012

Gazpacho Recipes

Ingredients

  • 4 large fresh tomatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 English cucumber, peeled and finely diced
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced green onion
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pinch dried oregano
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil

Directions

  1. Combine diced tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, green onion, jalapeno, and garlic in a large bowl. Stir in salt, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper, and black pepper.
  2. Place cherry tomatoes, olive oil, lime juice, balsamic vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce in a blender. Cover and puree until smooth. Pour pureed mixture through a strainer into the tomato-cucumber mixture; stir to combine.
  3. Place 1/3 of the tomato mixture into the blender. Cover, turn blender on, and puree until smooth. Return pureed mixture to the remaining tomato-cucumber mixture. Stir to combine. Cover and chill in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  4. Season cold soup with salt and black pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and top with basil.