Gazpacho!

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yasi s.
Joined: 5/07/2013

Gazpacho is a wonderful, cold soup -- perfect for hot summer days! I know there are several cold soup recipies on the http://nutribulletblog.com and I thought I'd add the recipe I just made.

 

This is a modification of Ina Garten (The Barefoot Contessa)'s recipe that I found on the Food Network site:

Ingredients
1 hothouse cucumber, halved and seeded, but not peeled
2 red bell peppers, cored and seeded
4 plum tomatoes
1 red onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
23 ounces tomato juice (3 cups)
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup good olive oil -- Very Important. I believe every cook should have very good Extra Virgin Olive Oil at home. Not to saute with, but for this exact purpose!
1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
Directions
Roughly chop the cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, and red onions into 1-inch cubes. Put each vegetable separately into a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse until it is coarsely chopped. Do not overprocess!

After each vegetable is processed, combine them in a large bowl and add the garlic, tomato juice, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix well and chill before serving. The longer gazpacho sits, the more the flavors develop.

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/gazpacho-recipe/index.html?oc=linkback

 

This was super easy to adapt to using with your NutriBullet. What I did was take each ingredient and process it individually in the NutriBullet, being careful to add some liquid (the tomato juice that the recipe calls for) to each batch to make sure that I didn't destroy my machine. I blended like ingredients with like: onions & garlic, tomatoes & peppers. I also added pumkin seeds (pepitas) to add protein. I think that you could mill flax seeds and add that in with the pepper at the end. For my taste, the vinegar was a little too much -- I would start with an 1/8 of a cup and add more if you like. Or just use lemon or lime instead -- to make it more nutritious.

 

Serve with sliced avocado, fresh, crusty bread, or whatever else you like. I love using my NutriBullet for more than just smoothies!

 

 

Good one, Yasiss. I love a good gazpacho!