This is a guest post from one of our absolute FAVORITE local bloggers, Tara, at Lace & Grace! Enjoy!
Classic Spicy Gazpacho
Gazpacho- a chilled soup made from raw vegetables, usually served as an appetizer. Origination- Spain.
Growing up, my father frequently ordered gazpacho when we dined out. At home, he would attempt his own version and it always turned out fantastic.
I quickly fell in love with the flavor and freshness of the dish- plus a soup you can eat in the summer time to cool you off? I am game.
With the scorching heat we have been having here in Maryland, I decided to give this classic a try, but threw in some hot sauce and jalapeno to add some kick.
This recipe can be made in a matter of minutes and cleanup is a breeze.
Check out the super simple recipe below! Enjoy!
** if you are looking for a cold, tomato-less cold soup- head on over to my blog to get the recipe for the Chilled Cucumber & Dill Soup!
- 1 12 oz can of diced tomatoes
- ½ cup of tomato juice
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon sour cream (or Greek Yogurt)
- Juice of 1 lemon
- ½ jalapeno, seeded and minced
- 2 sticks celery, chopped
- ½ zucchini, sliced
- ½ cucumber, sliced
- ¼ red onion, chopped (reserve some for garnish)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tomatillo
- ¼ cup parsley
- 2 Tbsp fresh dill
- 2 scallions, chopped
- Handful of chives, chopped (for garnish)
- Place all ingredients in food processor and blend until all ingredients are mixed and fairly smooth (leave some chunk in there)
- Add a bit of water if too thick; add a bit more sour cream if too runny
- Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving
- Garnish with sour cream, red onion and dill
Thank you to Tara from Lace & Grace Blog for this yummy recipe!
Tara is a born and raised Fredericktonian and loves sharing all about her travels, food experiences and fun events at her lifestyle blog Lace & Grace. She lives with her Husband and two pups, Cha Cha & Hoover. In her spare time, she loves to be outside, explore new places, entertain friends/family and go antiquing.