GRILLED GAZPACHO

May’s challenge for the Creative Cooking Crew is “what are you bringing to the BBQ?”.

So many options and ideas, but what I wanted was something refreshing for a hot summer day…Gazpacho!

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I never made the grilled version so I played around and thought this was a great recipe.

Ingredients:

10-12 tomatoes, cut in half and seeds/pulp removed
2 ounces each dry fine sherry and red wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 red bell peppers, whole
1 large zucchini, sliced length wise
1 teaspoon cumin
4 sprigs fresh thyme, stem removed
2-3 garlic cloves
2 slices of day old bread, crust removed
1 English cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks (save some for garnish)
tomato juice as needed
salt/pepper to taste

Instructions:

Being a city girl I used my grill pan and my stove to grill the veggies.

Heat your grill and brush with oil. place your tomatoes/zucchini and grill until tender.

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Put peppers on flame and rotate the peppers and remove them after roasting. Place in a paper bag to sweat for easy removal of skin. Cut peppers and remove seeds.

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Place everything in your food processor, except for the tomato juice. Pulse until coarsely chopped, do not over process.

Transfer to a bowl and add tomato juice until you get the consistency you like. I used about a cup. Refrigerate and serve the next day and garnish with cucumber, parsley and peppers. I also froze some of the gazpacho in ice-cube trays to keep the soup chilled upon serving.

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 BUEN PROVECHO!

 

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13 Responses to GRILLED GAZPACHO

  1. Joan Nova says:

    Greetings from Bilbao. Nice job on the gazpacho. I’ve never had it grilled and it’s a “must try”! Love photo of pepper on flame.

  2. Amazing idea, the flavors intensify so much and it must have a nice smoky taste. I did a salsa once like this so I can totally imagine how this gazpacho tastes, Great grilling!

  3. soniayrich says:

    Nice! Nice! Nice! Looks so delicious Norma!

  4. It must have been extra flavoursome using grilled veggies in this cold soup. Delish!

  5. bellini says:

    I must say I have never thought of grilling the veggies or a gazpacho. I really like the idea for hat added element of flavour.

  6. Ines says:

    Grilling is in…Always on top of your game. As a matter of fact i love grilled veggies is one of those things. Too bad I didn’t get a chance to sample this dish but I’m sure that it was delicioso…

  7. Devon says:

    Usually gazpacho is a no go for me, but yours looks nice and chunky. Yum

  8. ladygourmet says:

    What a delicious and healthy meal. I love it. Blessings dear. Catherine

  9. sippitysup says:

    Very creative. I like the charred veg in this. GREG

  10. maria says:

    I love gazapacho!!

  11. flavorsofthesun says:

    I love practically any incarnation of a good gazpacho, and this one is enticing indeed!

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