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eLizard Jul 7, 2010 07:07 AM

anyone have a recipe to share? i'm looking for a tomatoey cucumbery one.

  1. barcelonabites Jul 7, 2010 07:28 AM

    Hi there- I live in Spain and this is my favorite gazpacho to make when the weather is hot. It is like a Cordoban Salmorejo, in the sense that it doesn't have water and it is thickened with bread crumbs. Also, I like my gazpacho chunky so I only puree some of the ingredients. You can puree more if you like it smoother!

    Delicious Gazpacho from A Person From Utah Who Lives in Spain

    Puree the following ingredients:
    .
    -4 lbs ripe tomatoes (peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped).
    -1/2 onion
    -1 green pepper

    Add the following ingredients to the puree-
    -3/4 cup diced cucumber
    -3/4 cup diced celery
    -1/4 cup red wine vinegar or sherry wine vinegar
    -1 cup bread crumbs
    -1 cup tomato sauce
    -2 cloves minced garlic
    -1/4 cup olive oil
    -1/2 cup chopped black olives

    Garnish with basil leaves and crumbled goat cheese.

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    1. re: barcelonabites
      eLizard Jul 7, 2010 07:31 AM

      this sounds great. and i like mine chunkier rather than totally pureed.

      the tomato sauce....i have some homemade sauce frozen in my freezer. will that work? and since it has garlic in it, maybe i should cut down on the raw stuff?

      1. re: barcelonabites
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        jns7 Jul 7, 2010 08:39 AM

        Salty olives?

      2. grampart Jul 7, 2010 10:18 AM

        This simple recipe from Betty Crocker was surprisingly good. Best chilled overnight.

        http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/g...

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          lacajag Jun 18, 2011 12:01 PM

          I've used this gazpacho recipe for the past couple of years - love it! I modify a bit, though - I include a bunch of chopped cilantro and I switch out the green peppers for roasted red peppers. It's great to freeze, too.

          http://spanishfood.about.com/od/soups...

          1. JEN10 Jun 18, 2011 12:09 PM

            This is the first thing I am going to make when I have too many tomatoes and cucumbers in the garden.

            3/4C. lemon juice
            4 med tomatoes chopped / diced
            3 small bell peppers chopped / diced ( I use red, orange, & yellow )
            1 english cucumber diced
            1 med red onion chopped / diced
            1/2 C. chopped parsley
            2 cloves garlic minced
            10 shakes of the bottle red wine vinegar
            2 C. beef broth
            1 T. salt
            1/2 tsp. black pepper
            1/2 - 1 tsp cayene
            1 tsp sweet paprika
            3/4 olive oil

            Mix all ing. in a large bowl, chill for several hours before serving.

            I like to serve a steak or ribs with this meal, and crusty bread.

            1. mandarin Jun 18, 2011 06:32 PM

              I am a fan of chilled gazpacho shots... you can also dust the rim with chilli powder and add a bit of coriander on top too. Great to pass around if you are having guests over.

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                lacajag Jun 18, 2011 07:01 PM

                Great idea! Sounds good and fun!

              2. Veggo Jun 18, 2011 06:50 PM

                I learned from Sam to deseed cukes for gazpacho. So easy. Peel, slice lengthwise, one scrape with a teaspoon for a seedless cuke canoe.

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                  lacajag Jun 18, 2011 07:05 PM

                  Just made 1st batch of the season. I used Mark Bittman's "Simple Gazpacho" recipe - using two cucumbers instead of one and adding a bunch of cilantro. I'll know better in the morning if it turned out well and how it compares to my standard recipe. But the initial taste test was yummy!

                  Here's the recipe I used: http://markbittman.com/sunday-supper-...

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                  1. re: lacajag
                    Veggo Jun 18, 2011 07:24 PM

                    You add the cilantro when you serve it, I expect / hope?

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                      lacajag Jun 19, 2011 06:49 AM

                      It's nice as a garnish, too, but it's in the mix - and a really nice variation! Give it a try : )

                  2. Antilope Jun 21, 2011 04:47 PM

                    I haven't tried any of these, but here are links to celebrity gazpacho recipes of the past.

                    Rock Hudson - Actor
                    Gazpacho; Chicken Casserole Dinner
                    Evening Independent - Mar 7, 1968
                    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=urVaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TFcDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6976%2C1221874

                    Henry Fonda - Actor
                    Swedish Meatballs; Gazpacho
                    The Victoria Advocate - Oct 30, 1969
                    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=6gFaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=FEsNAAAAIBAJ&pg=7137%2C5094274

                    Peggy Lee - Singer
                    Buttermilk Pancakes with Boysenberry Topping; Gazpacho
                    Victoria Advocate - May 18, 1972
                    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=-tlHAAAAIBAJ&sjid=OYAMAAAAIBAJ&pg=7049,2744021&hl=en

                    Paul Newman - Actor
                    Leftover Green Salad Gazpacho
                    Evening News - Jan 10, 1973
                    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Bu5GAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rjMNAAAAIBAJ&pg=3031,1481087&hl=en

                    William Conrad - Actor
                    Gazpacho Valenciana; Bouillabaisse
                    Telegraph-Herald - Google News Archive - Jun 16, 1974
                    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Ko1FAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9LwMAAAAIBAJ&pg=7348,2319401&hl=en

                    Vincent Price - Actor, Cookbook Author
                    Chicken and Seafood Gumbo; Gazpacho
                    Telegraph-Herald - Apr 29, 1979
                    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

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