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  • Serves: 6 Servings

Barb's Best Gazpacho

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Category: Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 2 Garlic cloves; chopped
  • 5 Juicy medium tomatoes
  • 5 Roma tomatoes; ripe
  • 2 md Cucumbers; English, peeled,
  • -cut in 1-in pieces
  • 1 lg Spanish or red onion
  • 1 lg Green bell pepper; cored,
  • -seeded and ribbed
  • 1 lg Red bell pepper; cored,
  • -seeded and deribbed
  • 2 c Tomato juice; or vegetable
  • -juice cocktail
  • 1/4 c Olive oil; extra virgin
  • 1/4 c Red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 c Vodka or vermouth; OPTIONAL
  • 2 tb Lime juice; fresh
  • 1 tb Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Glubs Tabasco sauce; or to
  • -taste
  • 1/4 ts Cayenne pepper; or to taste
  • 1 tb Celery salt; or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Inner ribs celery; very
  • -finely diced


Number of Servings: 6

homemade garlic croutons (optional)

Core the 5 medium tomatoes and coarsely chop them. Whiz the garlic in a
blender or food processor, add the tomatoes and puree until smooth. Strain
the puree into a large non-reactive bowl.

Coarsely chop 1 of the cucumbers, 1/2 of the onion, and 1/2 of the green
and red bell peppers. Add the chopped vegetables to the processor (if using
a blender, add 1/2 cup of the tomato or vegetable juice as well). Process
until liquified; strain into the large bowl, pressing down with the back of
a spoon to extract all liquid.

Add to the bowl the remaining juice, olive oil, red wine vinegar, vodka or
vermouth if using, lime juice, worcestershire, Tabasco, cayenne pepper,
celery salt and pepper. Stir well. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or

Finely dice the Roma tomatoes, remaining 1/2 onion, 1/2 green and red
peppers and 1 cucumber. Add the finly diced celery. Reserve, refrigerated
in small mixing bowl.

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