September 27, 2010

Late Summer Gazpacho

So, I broke down and bought a VitaMix and frankly, I'm so pissed at myself for waiting so long to get one! Holy crap this thing is amazing. The time savings alone is worth its weight in gold and what about all the stuff you can make with it!? OK, let's start with late summer gazpacho. I was looking for something to eat with powerful flavors and all fresh veggies. This adaptation of the Joy of Cooking gazpacho did the trick.

6 ripe roma tomatoes
1 green pepper
1 clove garlic
2 T chives
2 T basil
2 T parsley
1 T taragon
3/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup red or white wine vinegar
4 T fresh lemon juice
1 sweet onion, cut in quarters
1 medium sized cucumber
pinch salt & paprika

With a VitaMix, you don't need to chop very much. Just cut the tomatoes, pepper, and onion in halves or quarters and toss them in. Same for the herbs - grab a bunch and throw in blender with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, paprika, and vinegar. Blend until you like the consistency. If you don't have a VitaMix, then you can either use a food processor or if you are a total beyatch in the kitchen, you need to finely dice all of the herbs and veggies until you are ready to take a gun to your head.

1 comment:

  1. Nice photo! Yes, The Vitamix rocks and I could not live without it.