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Recipe for Blender Gazpacho

Blender Gazpacho
Years ago, everyone I knew was trotting out their favorite recipe for gazpacho. I must confess at the time I had no idea what gazpacho was. The dictionary states it is “a soup made of chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, garlic, oil, and vinegar, and served cold.” It apparently originates in Spain.
Peter Gzowski ran a contest on his famous radio show Morningside, asking listners to send in their gazpacho recipes. My husband came home from being on a working raod trip to rave about these recipes. As it turned out we were invited to a friend’s for dinner and she served her version of this great summer soup.
No pressure you understand. It seemed I absolutely had to find my own gazpacho recipes. The following recipe I found in a 1973 Better Homes and Gardens Quick and Easy Recipes. We have had it every summer since that time. We love it!

INGREDIENTS for Blender Gazpacho

  • 3 cups Tomato Juice
    2 tablespoons Olive or Cooking Oil
    2 tablespoons Wine Vinegar
    1 clove Garlic
  • 2 medium Tomatoes, peeled and quartered
    1 small Cucumber, cut in pieces
    1 small Green Pepper, cut in pieces
    3 medium stalks Celery, sliced
    ¼ medium Onion, cut in pieces
    4 sprigs Parsley
    2 slices Bread, torn in pieces
    1 teaspoon Salt
    ¼ teaspoon freshly ground Pepper
    1 cup Croutons
    Cucumber Slices

METHOD for Blender Gazpacho

Blender GazpachoPut 1 cup of the tomato juice, the olive or cooking oil, wine vinegar, and garlic in blender container. Blend till garlic is finely chopped.

Add half each of the tomato, cucumber pieces, green pepper, celery, onion, parsley, bread, salt, and pepper to blender container. Blend till vegetables are pureed. Transfer to 2-quart container. Repeat with remaining tomato juice, vegetables, bread, and seasonings. Cover and chill thoroughly in the refrigerator.

Serve in chilled mugs or bowls topped with croutons and cucumber slices. Makes 6 servings.

More Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens The Ultimate Quick & Healthy Book Better Homes and Gardens The Ultimate Quick & Healthy Book: More Than 400 Low-Cal Recipes with 15 Grams of Fat or Less, Ready in 30 Minutes (Better Homes and Gardens Ultimate). I have several cookbooks by Better Homes and Gardens. I always find them full of great ideas. This Better Homes and Gardens The Ultimate Quick & Healthy Book has wonderful ideas for managing your eating for health.

About Pat Tate

Always a very busy person Pat has been interested in cooking and collecting recipes. In an effort to sort out a mound of favorite recipes and to be able to pass them on to the next generation she started this site Family, Foods, and Friends. Again she invites people to join her and to share their cooking adventures.

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