TRADITIONAL GAZPACHO RECIPE

 

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Ingredients

  • 4 ripe, red tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely diced (set aside 2 tablespoons for garnish)
  • 1/2 medium red onion, finely diced (set aside 2 tablespoons for garnish)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 slice French bread, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped, fresh herbs, such as basil, oregano and/or flatleaf parsley (set aside 2 tablespoons for garnish)
  • 1 cup ice water, or as needed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, or to taste
  • salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  • Cooking Instructions
  • 1. Place the tomatoes, pepper, cucumber, onion, garlic, and bread in a food processor and process to a smooth puree.
  • 2. Add the herbs, water, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Correct the seasoning, adding salt or vinegar to taste: the gazpacho should be highly seasoned. The gazpacho should be thick but pour-able. Add water as needed.
  • 3. To serve, ladle the gazpacho into chilled bowls.
  • 4. Garnish each with a sprinkling of the reserved cucumber, onion and herbs

Notes

Categories: Dinner  Italian  Soup  Soup  Vegetable 

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