Hearty Gazpacho

Hearty Gazpacho

Say hello to your taste buds with this hearty, zesty gazpacho! This is the perfect soup for all those tangy, ripe tomatoes overflowing in the garden. It’s a hearty meal that won’t leave you heavy on a warm summer night. Smoked salt brings out the medley of flavors, so bonus points if you have some.

Base:

2 cups fresh tomatoes

1 cup sun-dried tomatoes soaked, save the soaking water

1 cup celery, chopped

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

1/3 cup lime juice

1 Medjool date, pitted

½ – 1 small jalapeño, seeded

1 garlic clove

1 teaspoon of salt

  1. Soak sun-dried tomatoes in two cups water for about 15 minutes. Drain and reserve water.
  2. Toss all ingredients into a high-powered blender. Add soaking water as needed, a cup at a time. Blend until “chunky smooth.”

Add-ins:

1 cup tomatoes, chopped

½ bunch cilantro, chopped

1 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced

¼ cup shallots

Garnish: avocado, diced

  1. Add chopped veggies and stir well. Chill for a couple of hours or overnight to let flavors marry.
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