Local Gazpacho

gazpacho

I have never made Gazpacho before but based on the amount of tomatoes we have (courtesy of our mini garden in our backyard) I decided it would be a fun cool soup to try. (For other cool soups check out this post and this one.) I found a multitude of variations of Gazpacho on the internet, but ended up modifying the one I found here.

Local Gazpacho

4 large tomatoes
1 red pepper
1/2 cucumber (peeled)
1/2 small onion
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup water
salt

Roughly chop up all the veggies and add EVERYTHING to a blender. Blend for only a few seconds (for a more chunky soup) and then strain out the water until it is at a desired consistency.

Chill before serving.

The end result is very refreshing, and makes a perfect side dish or appetizer. (Unless you really like tomatoes, and then it can be the main entree.)

Posted in Going Local,Recipes by Rhaya on September 8, 2008 | Permalink | 2 Comments

2 thoughts on “Local Gazpacho

  1. Tiffany says:

    I’m horribly ignorant about what things grow locally where… but i love gazpacho! I use several cloves of garlic in mine and a touch of pepper. I also use V8 or the generic version thereof as a base. (again, doesn’t work with the local theme but next time i will look into trying it without!)

  2. Rhaya says:

    Hi Tiffany!
    I definitely would have added in some garlic if I had it on hand. I also thought about adding in some local salsa, but was a little afraid it might overpower the soup.

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