This recipe is from the first cookbook that I ever bought for myself. It is the best gazpacho that I have ever had, and I am a fan. Fresh tomatoes, and summer veggies…what is there not to like? The cookbook is “Moosewood Cookbook”, and it was published as a response to the overwhelming success of the Moosewood Restaurant, in Ithaca, NY. Here is their website. http://www.moosewoodcooks.com/
Here is the recipe. My oldest daughter does not like the vinegar, so feel free to eliminate that ingredient. It does add a degree of difference from the norm, and I like it, but experiment. Enjoy. Bon appetit!
4 cups cold tomato juice 1 small minced onion
2 cups freshly diced tomatoes 1 cup green pepper
1 tsp honey 1 tsp chopped garlic
1 diced cucumber or 2 pickling cukes 2 green onions (scallions) chopped
juice of 1 lemon and 1 lime 2 Tbls wine vinegar
1 tsp. tarragon and basil dash of ground cumin
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley 2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients. Chill for two hours. Enjoy! Bon appetit.