Gazpacho?

What is Gazpacho exactly (besides just a fun word to say?) Gazpacho is a soup made of raw vegetables and served cold, usually with a tomato base originating from Spanish origins (Thanks Wikipedia!). There are lots of different versions – even my food processor came with a recipe. The one I made today is a Dill Gazpacho that is trying to harness in those summer flavors since we are finally getting some warm weather! Here’s what you’ll need:

6 medium vine-ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
2 cucumbers, peeled and diced
1 onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced (I used red bell pepper because it’s a little sweeter and i prefer them)
jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
1 large lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped dill

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It’s a super simple recipe, the hardest part is just chopping up all of your fresh vegetables. First, chop up your tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, bell pepper, and jalapeno and mix into a bowl. (Look at those gorgeous colors! I promise I didn’t use a filter)

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Then, add your lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper and mix all together

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Once everything is all mixed together, put about half of the mixture into your food processor and then puree.

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Pour the pureed mixture back into the other half of the vegetables, chop up your dill, mix together well and then you are ready to serve!

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Again, super easy dish, just a little time consuming because you have to chop up all of your vegetables. it has a very assertive flavor from the jalapeno pepper and the onion, but the sweetness from the tomato and the coolness from the cucumber helps balance it out a little bit. i personally enjoy the heat, so I love it, but feel free to add extra veggies or don’t add the jalapeno if you aren’t a fan of heat! Easy dish, fresh light flavors and super healthy because everything is just fresh veggies!

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