Sunday, July 15, 2012
I based my recipe of of Ina's Gazpacho. I used one yellow and one red pepper, five small pearl tomatoes, one red onion, and one cucumber. Ina recommends you rough chop the veggies and then use a food processor but I just chopped everything fine. I used the garlic press on the 3 cloves of garlic. Instead of tomato juice, I used a 6oz can of tomato paste and thinned it with water. Next time I think I'll use broth to thin it. I added about 4 cups of water but you should do it to taste. I added the 1/4 C olive oil and almost 1/4 C vinegar. Be careful with the vinegar! Then I added the juice of one orange and a bit of orange zest - I got that from reading the ingredients on the TJ's version. Of course, I added red pepper flakes. I'm thinking a jalapeño next time. Then salt and pepper to taste.
I ate some of mine right away but it gets even better with time.