Now that its summer (okay, not officially until June 21st but it definitely feels like summer), its time to make one of my favorite summer recipes: Gazpacho. I grew up eating Gazpacho that my grandmother made, and love keeping a batch of it on hand just like she used to. Its such an easy, healthy recipe to make and quickly pull out of the fridge for easy summer lunches. I made a batch Monday night, and enjoyed a serving of it for lunch yesterday.
2 small yellow onions, peeled and diced
1 large cucumber, diced
1 46 oz bottle of Spicy Hot V8 Juice
6 cloves of garlic, minced
4 tbl olive oil
1 tbl dried cilantro
1 tbl dried basil
Pepper and sea salt to taste
1. Mix all ingredients together in a refrigerator safe bowl. Cover and let chill in refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving. (I prefer to let it chill overnight.)
2. Before serving, stir soup, and serve with bread, crackers, croutons, or tortilla chips.
QOTD: What is your favorite easy to make summer lunch?