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Curry Harvest Soup
Saved 7/24/10 to Kitchen Goddess

Gazpacho Me!!!

This fabulous recipe comes from the classic "The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook" by Ina Garten.  It is heaven in a chilled mug.  But don't even think about making this dish with out-of-season tomatoes or canned tomatoes!  That would be a sacrilege, and will be punished without exception by a public flogging with a wet lasagna noodle in the parking lot of your nearest WalMart.
2 hothouse cucumbers, halved and seeded but not peeled  (At the grocery store, these cukes are usually individually wrapped.  They are sweeter and have fewer seeds than traditional cukes.)
3 red bell peppers, cored and seeded  (I favor using 2 red bells and one green.)
8 plum tomatoes
2 red onions
6 cloves garlic, minced
46 ounces (six cups) tomato juice  (Sacramento brand is recommended.)
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup good olive oil
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
(I will often add a few healthy shots of Chipotle Tabasco sauce to the mix.)
Roughly chop the cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, and red onions into one inch cubes.  If using a food processor fitted with a steel blade, pulse each vegetable individually until they are coarsely chopped.
After each vegetable is chopped or 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.

fuzzles fuzzles 5 years 17 weeks
YUM!!! :feedme: Thanks for the link! I'm going to have to whip up a batch this weekend!
lauren lauren 5 years 17 weeks
fuzzles since you haven't snuck into my fridge just yet (at least I don't think so ;) ), here is the gazapacho recipe I just made! To die for!!!! Oh I heart summer!
Iveenia Iveenia 5 years 17 weeks
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years 17 weeks
Want! Want! *sneaking into Lauren's fridge*
lauren lauren 5 years 17 weeks
I have a gazapacho in the fridge right now! I will share my recipe tomorrow! Can't wait to dig in!
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years 17 weeks
Totally agree! And you're very welcome. :D
Iveenia Iveenia 5 years 18 weeks
one of the best soups for summer - thank you Fuzzles :)