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
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)
Then, add your lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper and mix all together
Once everything is all mixed together, put about half of the mixture into your food processor and then puree.
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!
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!