Monday, September 12, 2011

I Think Johnny Depp Likes Gazpacho

Tomatoes ~ juicy red plump right-off-the-vine tomatoes are most definitely the emblem for end of summer harvest.  The smell and tantalizing taste of a fresh garden tomato is no where near to be found in the typical grocery store.  The garden tomato is Queen and has no rivals.  It is during this time of year I gloriously revel in the tomato abundance, but often find myself trying to quickly use them before their luscious ripeness turns to moldy mush.

One of my favorite ways to use up that harvest is to make a batch of gazpacho.  It's so easy and so yummy (yummy like Johnny Depp yummy, I'm serious!).  It tastes great for a refreshing lunch in the heat of the lingering day or a quick dinner when waiting for the chicken to defrost is just not going to happen (kinda like the waiting for Johnny Depp to leave his French girlfriend is just not going to happen.)



Prep Time:15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes plus chilling
Yield: 4 servings

  • 4 large tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil, plus more for serving
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • Pepper
  • Manchego or parmesan cheese, shaved or grated (optional)

  1. In a food processor or blender, puree tomato until almost smooth.  Add cucumber, pepper, garlic, vinegar and oil.  Season with salt and pepper.  Pulse until almost smooth, leave a little chunky for texture.
  2. Chill soup in refrigerator for 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.  Adjust seasoning; thin with water if necessary.  Serve soup drizzled with more olive oil and topped with cheese.

Enjoy the gazpacho and since this recipe is so quick you'll have plenty of time to watch a Johnny Depp movie, I recommend, well actually I recommend them all!

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And P.S. If you want to spice things up ~ add a jalapeno!  A REAL jalapeno!  Get your mind out of the gutter!

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Kristi Hyllen, CNC CHHC AADP is a recovering sugar addict who loves to share her passion for eating good food without the pain of dieting.  As a health coach she has helped women get back into their skinny jeans, eat chocolate without guilt and love what they see in the mirror.  Learn more about scheduling a one-on-one private empowerment session HERE.  You can read more about Kristi and the work she does by visiting

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