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Spanish Gazpacho.

August 24, 2012 by Carolina

Sometimes I feel like I live in the center of the sun — it’s so ridiculously hot in Florida this time of year! When it’s this warm & sticky I’m always thinking of refreshing/cooling foods to eat, like gazpacho. Gazpacho is a traditionally Spanish tomato-based cold soup. Nowadays, you can find all kinds of gazpacho on restaurant menus (watermelon, cucumber & strawberry to name a few) but the traditional dish has three main ingredients: tomato, red pepper, cucumber…it’s that simple. That’s the great thing about gazpacho, it’s super easy to make plus it’s vegan, healthy & absolutely delicious!

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

5 medium tomatoes, seeded & chopped

1 large red sweet pepper, seeded & chopped

1 medium cucumber, peeled & chopped

1 tablespoon garlic, chopped

2 tablespoon fresh dill

1 teaspoon olive oil 

2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon coriander seeds

Juice of 1 lemon

In a food processor or blender combine most (leave some for garnish at the end) tomatoes, pepper, cucumber, garlic, dill, oil, lemon & seasonings; blend until smooth. Serve in a bowl, top with some of the remaining tomatoes, pepper & cucumber pieces & you’re done!

You can enjoy all on its own or with a crouton, which is how I served mine. I toasted pieces of baguette topped with goat cheese & served these alongside the gazpacho for dipping.  Buen provecho!

Have you tried gazpacho before?

Carolina

Carolina is a marketing professional living in Orlando, Florida. Originally from Colombia, Carolina loves experimenting with different spices in the kitchen. When she's not cooking she loves to run, practice yoga and spend time with her dog Rocco. Carolina is passionate about travel and always has her suitcase packed and ready to go!

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