Yummy Oil Free Gazpacho

4 Sep

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It’s the season for tomatoes galore and so I wanted to make something featuring this fine fruit.  I decided on gazpacho since I haven’t made it in years.   As I perused my cookbooks and the web for ideas, it was hard to find a recipe without oil.  I did finally find one in My Beef With Meat.  (I love this cookbook, by the way!)I made just a few modifications to suit my taste.

Ingredients:

6 medium, very ripe tomatoes, cut in chunks

1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut in chunks

2 celery stalks chopped

1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and diced

1/2 onion, chopped

3  garlic cloves, pressed

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

3 slices sourdough bread, crust removed, cut in cubes

1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon sugar

6 shakes tabasco sauce (optional)

2 ripe tomatoes, chopped (to add to puree)

1/2 red bell pepper, chopped (to add to puree)

1/4 cucumber, chopped (to add to puree)

Chopped fresh parsley

Directions:

Place the tomato, cucumber, red bell pepper, onion, garlic, balsamic and red wine vinegars,  worcestershire sauce, sugar, tabasco (if want a little kick in your soup!) in a food processor or a high-speed  blender and puree until well blended.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Pour the puree into a large non-metallic container and add the chopped tomatoes, cucumber and pepper and mix by hand.  Chill and serve with chopped parsley as garnish.

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5 Responses to “Yummy Oil Free Gazpacho”

  1. Kylie - FotV September 5, 2013 at 2:26 am #

    I loooooooove gazpacho and this one looks very tasty! Where do you get your vegan worcestershire?

    • Dana Gramprie September 5, 2013 at 3:07 am #

      Hi Kyle!
      Annie’s brand of Worcestershire is vegan. I get it at Whole Foods. I hope you can find some near you.
      Dana

  2. kumudha September 5, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    Ann arbor is great place in Michigan! We often used to go to Ann arbor from canton, to Whole foods and Trader Joes…

    Thanks for inspiring people to try plant-based fare…

    Blog : global vegan fare

    • Dana Gramprie September 5, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

      Hi there,
      Thanks for checking out my blog. Have you left Canton? I’m going to go check your blog now.
      Dana

  3. Claryn September 12, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    I really fell in love with gazpacho this summer. Just stick it in a blender, chill and eat? I’m sold! I’ll have to try putting Worcestershire sauce in mine some time — I bet it’s good!

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