An easy gazpacho recipe to cool off in the summer. Freshness and tastiness… here we come!
Hi, everyone! My name is Lisa Favre and I am thrilled to be contributing to the KTOT blog. Normally, you can find me on my own blog, Fabulous Habits, where I develop recipes, talk fashion, and share my travel stories.
Every other month, I’ll be giving you a sneak peek of my kitchen and some of the meals I prepare. Today, it is with great pleasure that I share with you my Easy Gazpacho Recipe.
I don’t know why I used to be so intimidated with cooking. Baking has always come natural to me but the culinary art was something I wasn’t always so confident in. I remember trying gazpacho in Spain, during my honeymoon. I thought: “I could never make something like this. I better enjoy it while I’m here!”
You know what? I was so wrong.
I think the fundamental key in cooking is adding that touch of love to each of your recipes. I want my family to remember me by many things… one of them being my meals. I may have been intimidated as a newlywed, but this week, I decided to go full-force and make my own Easy Gazpacho Recipe.
Get your aprons on and let’s get cookin’! This’ll be an easy one, promise.
How to Make Lisa’s Easy Gazpacho Recipe
The idea with my gazpacho recipe is to prepare all the ingredients (chopping and cutting), dumping it in the blender and ta-da! All done! (P.S.: You may catch glimpses of taco shells in the photos because I made these as a starter for our… taco night! Yay!
Lisa's Kitchen: Easy Gazpacho Recipe
- 5 large tomatoes
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1/2 cucumber peeled and chopped
- 1/2 red pepper chopped
- 2 green onions chopped
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup pieces of crusty white bread (like a French baguette)
- 1 lime (juice of)
- salt and pepper to taste
- cilantro for garnishing
- sour cream for garnishing
Begin by boiling a pot full of water. While it boils, place your ice and more water into a separate bowl.
Cut an “x” into each one of your tomatoes and place in the boiling water for 3 minutes.
Remove tomatoes from boiling water and place in the ice water. Let sit for a minute and then place on a cutting board to peel off the tomatoes’ skin
Place tomatoes, cucumber, red pepper, garlic, bread and lime in a blender and blend until completely smooth. Place in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
Pour into individual bowls and serve with a garnish of cilantro and sour cream.
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