Okay, so things I hate. Mushrooms. Dogs not on leashes. And when people claim they forget to eat.
I never believe people when they say that they "forgot" to eat. I think that's usually code for "oh, I'm so dainty and forgetful and didn't eat, check out my cute little wrists". Mini-rant aside, I do get the feeling of not wanting to eat heavy foods in the summer. In the unbelievable heat, I get home, and just want to come home to a working a/c and not be weighed down by any foods that are too dense. Enter Gazpacho.
Gazpacho is really one of the easiest things to make: it's light, cold and refreshing and perfect for the heat :)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 60-120 minutes
Total Time: ~1 hour, 30 minutes
Yield: ~6 servings
1 can cut and peeled tomatoes
2 cups cherry tomatoes
1-2 red and/or yellow bell peppers
1 red onion
1 tbsp olive oil
1 handful of fresh basil
2 teaspoons salt
1 chilli pepper
Dash of garlic powder
Tabasco sauce to taste
1 hand immersion blender or regular blender
- Cut vegetables (no need to finely chop or prettily dice as you're going to blend it all anyway)
- Pour vegetables, canned tomatoes into a large bowl and start blending away.
- Add spices and herbs to the blended mixture and blend once more
- Allow to chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours