YumYum Divas YumYum Recipes: Easy Gazpacho, contributed by Katg

Recipe Title: Easy Gazpacho

Contributed by: Katg

Note from the Diva
I make this every so often when I’m over-heated and just feel like something easy and refreshing. It’s really good if you have fresh grown tomatoes that you don’t know what to do with. It’s so simple.

List of Ingredients
5 medium sized ripe tomatoes
½ large Onion chopped
1/3 English cucumber peeled and chopped
2 Cloves Garlic chopped
½ Green Pepper, seeded and chopped
3 tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons White Vinegar
½ Bunch of fresh parsley (or Cilantro if you like it)
Lots of salt to taste to wake up the tomatoes
Pepper to taste
8 ozs of spicy V8 juice (or tomato juice) bloody Mary mix works too
1/3 teaspoon paprika
Half and half cream (optional)

Preparation

Boil a saucepan full of water and drop the fresh tomatoes in for about 30 seconds. Remove from the water and peel them under cold running water. Chop them coarsely.

In a blender or food processor, combine the tomatoes, garlic, chopped onion, cucumber, green pepper, olive oil, vinegar, parsley and salt and pepper. Blend to your desired texture, I like mine finer, but some people like it chunkier. Just keep testing while blending. Stir in the V-8 juice and paprika. Put it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to blend flavors and chill.

Optional: When you put it in the bowls to serve, pour about a teaspoon of half and half on top…it just gives it a little richer texture. You can also add some Hot-sauce if you’re into real spicy!

I always look forward to having a little leftover. I’ll have for breakfast the next morning, as it really gets full of flavor!

Cookbook Category
Soup-Cold
Vegetables

General Cooking/Prep Method
Refrigerate

Extra Features of Recipe
Difficulty Level-Moderate

Good for Season/Celebration/Holiday
Summer

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