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Gazpacho

gazpacho chilled soup

Gazpacho is a chilled vegetable soup that’s a refreshingly cool treat during the heat of summertime. It’s also a perfect match for the bounty all of the beautiful available produce from our local farmer’s market. Our gazpacho has a somewhat unique element of using Spicy Bloody Mary Mix, to liven it up a bit, and there’s no actual cooking involved, so you don’t even have to heat up your kitchen. So grab a sharp knife, a cutting board and an array of your seasonal fresh off-the-vine produce and lets toss together a simple cool dish that is certain to warm your heart.

Cooking Method ,
Cuisine
Difficulty Beginner
Time
Prep Time: 20 min Total Time: 20 mins
Cooking Temp 40  °F
Best Season Summer
Description

Our gazpacho has a somewhat unique element of using Spicy Bloody Mary Mix, to liven it up a bit, and there’s no actual cooking involved, so you don’t even have to heat up your kitchen.

Ingredients
    Produce
  • 3 vine-ripened tomatoes (peeled and diced)
  • 2 cucumber (peeled, seeded, chopped)
  • 1 cup red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 cup red onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves (chiffonade)
  • 2 jalapeno (seeded, minced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 each limes (juiced)
  • Liquid
  • 2 spicy Bloody Mary mix
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 Worcestershire sauce
  • Seasonings
  • ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin (toasted and ground)
  • ½ teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
  • Garnish
  • fresh basil leaves (chiffonade)
Instructions
  1. Peel Tomatoes

    To peel tomatoes, using a paring knife, make an X on the bottom of the tomatoes.

    Drop the tomatoes into a pot of boiling water for about 30 seconds.

    Remove and transfer to an ice bath until they are cool to touch.

    Remove, pat dry and peel.

  2. Combine Prepped Ingredients and Chill

    Place the liquid ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Add seasonings and stir to combine.

    Prep produce and add to Bloody Mary mixture. Toss gently to combine.

    Cover and chill for 2 hours or overnight.

  3. Serve
Keywords: chilled soup, gazpacho recipe, vegetable soup
The DeMercurios
Chef and Mrs Chef

Instead of a New Year’s resolution, Christa DeMercurio asked her chef husband to be her tutor/mentor/sage (not the herb) for the 2018 year, teaching her his tips, tricks and wisdom in the culinary department. She figured that after over a decade together, their bakers dozen year should be a fun journey of cooking. Her husband, Cal DeMercurio, has been in the food service business since, well, forever (40-ish years). When it comes to the restaurant life, she's always been more comfortable in the Back Office and sometimes Front of the House, but never really ventured into the professional kitchen. She's obtained a few skills by observing her husband over the years and then experimenting here and there at home. Now she's taken her apprenticeship to the next level with him cooking side by side with her.

Thank you for cooking with us!   Culinarily Yours, The DeMercurios (Chef and Mrs. Chef)