During my time on the couch to recover from this injury, I watched some more of my favorites - Giada at Home and Barefoot Contessa. Giada made a spicy gazpacho which I have to say the thought of cold soup doesn't sound all that appetizing; however, she always makes it look so awesome so I was on the hunt at the farmer's market for the ingredients. I like to do my own thing and not follow any real recipe so I was hunting for tomatoes, peppers, onions and cucumbers. Good old Ina was doing a show on the farmer's market so I was inspired!!
Here is the outcome of the two shows:
FYI -- there is no exact recipe I just cut up a bunch of stuff and threw it in. I don't think you can go wrong - I did add some vinegar (I used brown rice vinegar but apple cider vinegar or white vinegar would work) and sea salt and pepper.
|Purple basil - I used a couple leaves and used the rest for some home-made pesto|
|Three on the left are variations of cucumbers, then some yellow squash and sweet onions|
|some heirloom tomatoes|
|Peppers made a nice flavor to the gazpacho along with purple basil|
I think this changed my mind on gazpacho moving forward!