What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? A Burst of Flavor: Giddyup Gazpacho! Yee-haw! Get set to gather the bounty of your garden because this dish has quite a variety of appetizing vegetables! You’ll experience an explosion of flavor in every mouthful. Gazpacho is one of those mysterious soups that is meant to be eaten COLD. Sound bizarre? I know, right! Trust me, the fusion of wholesome produce is unsurpassed. And the temperature is perfectly refreshing this time of year.
4 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 small sweet onion, finely chopped
2 stalks of celery, diced
1 small green pepper, diced
1/2 cup baby carrots, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons garlic vinegar
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon sriracha hot chili sauce (optional)
2 cups 100% vegetable juice, low sodium
In a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients from the top of the list to the bottom. Stir well. The vegetable juice is added last so you can determine the consistency of the soup. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.