So apparently I blinked, and suddenly summer was here. Seems like yesterday it was May and we were all thrilled at the prospect of a sunny, 70 degree day. Now we’re all cursing the heat and humidity and running up our electric bills, churning out the A/C.
The last thing anyone wants to do on days like these is turn on the oven or stove to make dinner. Add to that the fact that I spent an amazing and sunny weekend at the beach, drinking mostly beer and eating mostly grilled meat, and you can see why I was craving veggies tonight. After this cold soup, a nice run (in the rain), and a clean shower, I’m feeling much more human.
Try it, it’s super easy and you’ll like it, I promise.
Gazpacho (adapted from Real Simple, July 2010)
8-10 Tomatoes (on the vine), chopped
1 1/2 Cucumbers, chopped
1 Red Pepper, chopped
1/2 small Red Onion, chopped
1 Poblano Pepper, chopped
S & P
1/4 cup Cilantro, chopped, plus more for garnish
Sour Cream, for garnish
Mix together the tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and onion, and puree in a blender, in batches. When all the veggies have been pureed, squeeze in the juice from the lime, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the 1/4 cup chopped Cilantro, and chill the soup for 15-20 minutes to let the flavors meld.
Serve alone or with cilantro and sour cream on top, with some pita bread on the side.
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