Tuesday, May 20, 2008

chunky gazpacho

gazpacho is a cold soup from andalusia consisting of tomatoes and other vegetables blended with bread and olive oil. i like a lighter gazpacho so i omit the bread and oil, but add it if you like! gazpacho is best the next day, so plan ahead and make it the night before you plan on serving it. 

24 oz tomato juice
4 cups chopped tomatoes
1 peeled and diced cucumber
1 diced green pepper
1/2 diced yellow onion
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup of cilantro plus extra for garnish
1 tbl balsamic vinegar
1 tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp sweetener of choice (i used a stevia blend)
optional: a little hot sauce
(you can also add corn, carrots, basil, etc.)

1. combine all ingredients in a bowl
2. blend half of the liquid and half of the chopped vegetables together
3. mix the blended mix with the chunky mix, and let refrigerate.