Our summer garden is dying down and we are harvesting the last of the vegetables. Right now we have a lot of tomatoes and cucumbers so I decided to try Spanish gazpacho. I've never eaten it, even when I lived in Spain. This soup is an explosion of flavor! I found a simple recipe:
3 large fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1/2 large cucumber, seeded and chopped
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
3 T. rice vinegar (or wine vinegar)
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 T. olive oil
Place all ingredients in blender or food processor. Process, but don't puree. Eat cold. So good and so good for you! What a great dish on a hot and humid summer night.
Friends, I have not shared our tomatoes with you like I would have liked. They just didn't look very nice. They tasted good but were full of holes and squirrel bites. I would have been ashamed to give them to anyone.