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Chef John's Gazpacho

Chef John's Gazpacho

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Chef John

Only try this recipe if you're going to use some killer, end-of-summer, super-sweet tomatoes. There just isn't any substitute, so happy hunting, and I hope you find some so you give this a try.

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  • Calories:
  • 132 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.5g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 475 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Combine diced tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, green onion, jalapeno, and garlic in a large bowl. Stir in salt, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper, and black pepper.
  2. Place cherry tomatoes, olive oil, lime juice, balsamic vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce in a blender. Cover and puree until smooth. Pour pureed mixture through a strainer into the tomato-cucumber mixture; stir to combine.
  3. Place 1/3 of the tomato mixture into the blender. Cover, turn blender on, and puree until smooth. Return pureed mixture to the remaining tomato-cucumber mixture. Stir to combine. Cover and chill in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  4. Season cold soup with salt and black pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and top with basil.
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jrbaker
32
6/2/2012

Oh Chef John, your reputation precedes you! From your how-to videos to your numerous published recipes, you've earned your title. I was craving Summer and happened to find this recipe, and while I don't have end of season tomatoes yet, this gazpacho turned out incredibly. If you love to cook, but take satisfaction in the preparation of the dish, then try this recipe. I had some time on a Saturday afternoon all to myself to create, and chopping the vegetables was a great source of relaxation. I felt like a character in a movie (have you ever seen Julia & Julia?) while I was preparing this soup. OK, maybe that's a bit dramatic, but the finished product is DELICIOUS! Don't be intimidated by the steps, and here is a great tip from the video--to peel tomatoes easily, dip them in a pot of boiling water for a few seconds. You'll be able to pull the peel off easily before dicing them. THANKS for a wonderful, fresh, healthy recipe! I can't wait to share this with my friends.

pleasedeleteprofile
21
6/6/2012

This might be one of my favorite recipes of all time. Delicious, simple to make and tastes as good or better the next day. I've already had 5 people ask me for the recipe. I made this over the weekend and I am now making it again for an end of school party on Friday for the teachers. I didn't change a single thing in this recipe. This is an absolute MUST try recipe. On a side ntoe - I served this for dinner, but I also served it for brunch along with a southwestern breakfast casserole and it worked very well together. Thank you again Chef John - your flavor combinations are ALWAYS spot on!

Chef Ian
8
7/29/2012

WOW! As a registered nutritionist and personal chef I always look for healthy foods that are quick to make and great tasting. Just last Friday I held a workshop at our local Cancer Center and wowed the participants. This recipe is quick and easy to prepare and has great texture and taste. Thank you Chef John!