Recipe

Basic Gazpacho

  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 pound cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil
  • 12 ounces tomato juice
  • Salt, pepper, ground coriander
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime cut into slices
  • 6 slices toasted French bread
  • Gazpacho Relish:
  • 2 tablespoons each - small diced red pepper, cucumber, red onion and red tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor (except bread and limes), and puree until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl and refrigerate for 4 hours. Meanwhile prepare relish.
  • Relish: Combine and chill for 1 hour. Ladle out soup into pretty bowls, top with a large tablespoon of relish, 1 crouton, and a slice of lime.