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Monday, August 3, 2009

Got Tomato? Got Dinner...15 Minute Gazpacho

Take a look at the items on the right. Do you have them in your kitchen right now? If so, you have the makings of a great gazpacho!

I love all things tomato and gazpacho is one of my favorites. Since we are high into the tomato season, this recipe is one that takes minutes to make, freezes well and is full of nutrition and wholesome goodness! There are many variations of a classic gazpacho--this one is a good basic recipe that can be built upon for more complex flavors if you'd like.

Here we go:

1-2 T Olive Oil
4 medium tomatoes, cut into chunks
1 large cucumbers, cut into chunks
1/2 large Red Onion, cut into chunks
3-4 Garlic cloves
1/4 cup Horseradish I love it spicy and hot!
2-3 T Red wine vinegar
32 ounces Low Sodium V-8 Juice
1 cup Cilantro (optional)
Salt and pepper (to taste)
Greek style yogurt as garnish

In a stock pot, place tomatoes, cucumber, onion and V-8 juice. Using a hand blender, blend until mixture is smooth. Once smooth, add olive oil, horseradish, red wine vinegar, cilantro, salt and pepper. Blend again until thoroughly incorporated. Taste and adjust for seasonings. Chill and serve with a dollop of greek style yogurt-Fage is a great brand. Garnish with cilantro leaves if desired.

**Feel free to add cooked shrimp to the bowl for protein!

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