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Bloody Mary Gazpacho

Who said soups are not for summer?  Bloody Mary Gazpacho is summertime soup that is simply delightful.  To make things interesting, I have infused this recipe with some vodka, however you can omit it for a non-alcoholic version.

Gazpacho is quintessionally, an Andalusian dish, hailing from Spain.  This fresh and energizing drink is all you need on a lazy sunny afternoon.

Servings Makes 4 cups
Course Drink / Soup
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cook Time Nil

Ingredients for the Bloody Mary Gazpacho

(One glass = 200 ml; 1 tsp = 5 ml)

6 Nos Fresh red tomatoes, diced
½ cup Cucumber, diced
½ cup Red pepper, diced
1 – 2 Celery sticks
½ cup Red onion diced
½ cup Green capsicum diced
2 Garlic cloves
2 – 3 Green chilies
1 Toasted baguette slice (bread slice)
1 – 2 tbsp Olive oil
1½ tbsp Red wine vinegar
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
A few drops Tabasco
60 – 90 ml Vodka
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
½ – 1 cup Tomato juice (real brand)
1 cup Ice cubes

Ingredients for Rimming

(One glass = 200 ml; 1 tsp = 5 ml)

A wedge of Lemon
1 tbsp Salt
A few Celery sticks to serve

Instructions for the Bloody Mary Gazpacho

1 Blend all ingredients for the bloody mary gazpacho in a blender until smooth.
2 In case the mixture is too thick, add more tomato juice and ice, and blend again.
3 Taste and adjust the seasonings as per your choice.
4 Chill in refrigerator for 2 – 3 hours.
5 Rim the glasses with salt and lemon wedge.  Add in crushed ice.  Pour the gazpacho and serve each glass with a celery stick.

Notes:

  1. You could omit the vodka for a non-alcoholic version.
  2. The gazpacho should not be too thick, nor thin. In case you prefer, you can strain it down too. Some prefer it chunky.
  3. In case you find it too tart (sour), you could add sugar as per taste.

 

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