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

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  1. 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:
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    -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

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

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

        1. 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. 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. 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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              1. re: mandarin

                Great idea! Sounds good and fun!