6 July 2008

Spanish Gazpacho

Gazpacho! A real treat in the summer when you need something light for lunch, ultimately healthy - almost like a blended salad or a vegetable smoothie!


1 small cucumber peeled
4 tomatoes
1 clove of garlic
Half a small onion
1 small red pepper
3 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Water (amount depends on desired consistency)
Ice cubes to serve

How to cook:

* Roughly chop the tomatoes, pepper, onion and cucumber.

* Finely chop the garlic

* Place all the ingredients in a large bowl or food processor

* Using a hand blender or food processor, blend the ingredients together to form a thick paste.

* Add the olive oil, vinegar and season with salt and pepper

* Blend for a second time, adding water little by little until you achieve the desired consistency.

* Serve in tall glasses with crushed ice and a sprig of fresh mint to top.

Perfection on a summers day!

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