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Friday, June 15, 2007

For Hot days - Gazpacho

There are as many recipes for Gazpacho as there are chefs and households that enjoy it. Here is one with some variations. In season, try a blonde gazpacho with yellow tomatoes and no sugar needed! Use green pepper instead of red pepper and a nice fruity white wine instead of red wine.


(photo by Karen Peters)


Gazpacho

5 cups chopped tomatoes
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 scallions
1 red pepper, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 –1 1/2 cups red wine (try orange juice for a nice fresh flavour but use less)
2 tbs good fruity olive oil
2 English cucumbers, peeled, seeded and grated
1/3 cup fresh basil
1/4 tsp dried chilies
1 tbs oregano
1/3 cup chopped cilantro (optional)
1/2 tsp dried chipotle chilies (optional)
1 tbs brown sugar (to cut acids)
Salt and pepper to taste

Using a blender or immersion blender, mix ingredients until smooth. Chill and serve with baguettes. Garnish with fresh basil.

Up to 20 small servings:
Per serving: 28 Calories; 0g Fat (9% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 87mg Sodium

Enjoy!

3 comments:

Donna said...

I have been looking for a recipe for blonde gazpacho. This sounds fabulous. So you don't use tomato juice in the red?

Karen Food said...

I prefer using the tomatoes as opposed to the juice as it seems richer when I add all of the other herbs and wine. As I mentioned, there are so many variations so just have fun with it. Tomorrow is another hot day.

Thanks and enjoy!

Karen Food said...

Also try yellow or orange sweet peppers for the blonde gazpacho.