Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho





Introduction: Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho

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Heirloom tomato gazpacho is a light, refreshing cold soup. The fresh tomatoes are light and fruity and the garlic adds a slightly spicy kick. The heirlooms change the dish's color to a delicate peach. Serve it as an appetizer for a party on a warm summer night. 

Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho
serves 12

5 pounds heirloom tomatoes, cored, seeded, and quartered
1 1/2 cups reserved tomato juice 
1 cucumber, peeled and finely diced
1 large yellow pepper, cored and finely diced
2 large cloves garlic
1/3 cup olive oil
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 T red wine vinegar
2 1/2 t. sea salt
1 t. ground black pepper

1. Core and seed the tomatoes over a bowl. Reserve the tomato juice and strain into a measuring cup. Add water, to equal 1 1/2 cups liquid.

2. Peel the cucumber. Core the yellow pepper. Finely dice both the cucumber and the yellow pepper.

3. Crush the garlic. Mix the olive oil, vinegars, salt, and pepper together.

4. Add the seeded, cored tomatoes, 3/4 of the cucumber-pepper mixture, and the vinaigrette to the blender in two batches. Puree until smooth. Add each batch to a large bowl.

5. Stir both batches until combined.

6. Chill the gazpacho until cold. Serve in small bowls for appetizers or soup bowls for an entree.  



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    5 Discussions

    nice. i blanched the tomatoes first to remove the skins. then instead of blending then instead of blending them, i pressed them through a fine sieve. and i used white balsamic vinegar in place of the others. i've been making gazpacho since a visit to Spain in the '90's. thanks for posting. more folks should try chilled soups.

    These pictures are gorgeous! I can't wait to make this for my Summer's End BBQ. :)

    That's a pricey heirloom tomato! Sometimes I forget the price of produce- I live out here in Cali. Thanks Penelopy!

    this looks really tasty, but here in Houston, heirloom tomatoes are about $5/lb, so that quickly becomes a pricey soup! maybe i'll give it a try with regular tomatoes and pretend it's that pretty peach color ;)

    Oooh! I had gazpacho once and it was delightful! I'm going to have to try making it now :D