Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
I'm not a gazpacho lover, but I found this recipe years ago to make for an Italian friend of mine. It seemed to pass his taste buds, so... Preparation time does not include the time it takes to chill.
- 2 cups tomato juice
- 3 tablespoons virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh
- 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, diced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded, diced
- 1 small onion, minced
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 small green bell pepper, diced
- 1 stalk celery, diced
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- 1⁄4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dill weed
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon parsley, chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cilantro
- 1 medium cucumber, peeled, sliced lengthwise
- In a blender, combine tomato juice, olive oil, lemon juice and diced cucumber; blend well.
- In a large bowl, mix the tomatoes, onions, bell pepper and celery; divide in half.
- Put half of this vegetable mixture in the blender with the tomato juice mixture and blend well.
- Add this blended mixture to the large bowl of vegetable mixture and mix well.
- To this mixture add the vinegar, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, dill weed, pepper, parsley and cilantro; mix well.
- Cover & chill before serving.
- Garnish each bowl with a slice of cucumber.
I scaled this down to 2 servings and very much enjoyed it at lunch today. Besides the no-guilt factor (very important with all this cooking during the Tour!), it was so delicious that you forgot it was actually good for you! A definite make-again for us during the summer.
Very nice, and so healthy! The flavor of the veggies was so mild, and then there was a zip from the vinegar, Tabasco, and worcestershire. I am looking forward to trying it again in the summer with even fresher produce from the local farmer's market. Thanks for sharing!
My taste buds approved this, too! I omitted the bell pepper and added avocado, about a tablespoon more red wine vinegar, and lots more cilantro and this was really delicious. I prefer it slightly chunky and your directions yielded that result perfectly. I kept going back for spoonfuls after my initial serving. ;) Many thanks for a great gazpacho, Sydney Mike!