Friday, August 31, 2012

Gazpacho


Gazpacho is a cold, tomato-based, vegetable soup originally from Spain.  It is a refreshing and great summertime dish.  I had bought the onion, cucumber, and tomato from the Crystal City Farmers Market.  I love being able to get so many fresh vegetables every week at this farmers market.  You can make this ahead of time since it tastes even better after its been chilled.  Serve this gazpacho with some crusty bread and you have a simple, delicious meal.  




Gazpacho

Ingredients
2 cups tomato juice
1 large tomato, diced
1 red onion, diced
1 cucumber, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)


Directions

In a food processer, add in garlic, diced onion, cucumber and tomato.  Pulse a few times, do not over process. 



Next, add in tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and hot sauce.  Pulse.


Chill for a few hours at least before serving.  Serve cold.