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
1 Lime
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.


3 Responses to “Gazpacho”

  1. 1 Mom

    Would that I had had this recipe (or even the sense to look in Real Simple) a couple days sooner! I took Tarragon Chicken sandwiches to a pot luck where 3 – count ’em 3! – people brought hot dishes. Two hot soups even! At noon in Saranac Lake where it was already 90 degrees and high humidity. To cold-adapted Northerners. Who only have Adirondack air conditioners (open windows). Relief is surely found in cold soups and lots of veggies. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. This is awesome Gazpacho. Also, the photos are excellent. It seems so easy so I’ll probably make it over this weekend. If you wont mind I’d love to guide Foodista readers to your post. Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post so it will appear in the Foodista pages and it’s all set, Thanks!

  3. i’ve seen many gazpacho recipes, but this looks the best by far. yum, yum! xo

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