Farmers Market & Gazpacho

Happy Memorial Day weekend!! Hope you’re having a fun/exciting/relaxing/sunny/wonderful time 🙂 I love Memorial Day weekend because if it didn’t already feel like summer, it ALWAYS does by now. The weather here in Cville has been so great: sunny and high 80’s (tomorrow is supposed to be even hotter!).

As soon as the summer comes I always crave fresh, fruity, refreshing foods. I had some really good gazpacho last weekend in D.C. so I knew I wanted to make some soon. I decided to hit up the Cville farmer’s market first to get all of the fresh veggies. Good thing I literally live across the street from the farmer’s market!!

Chatting it up about some doggies with some strangers

Puppies!

I got some great fresh veggies at the market, perfect for gazpacho a la Ina Garten. Here’s her recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber, halved and seeded, but not peeled
  • 2 red bell peppers, cored and seeded
  • 4 plum tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 23 ounces tomato juice (3 cups)
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

I got to use the olive oil my parents brought back from Italy

Directions

Roughly chop the cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, and red onions into 1-inch cubes. Put each vegetable separately into a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse until it is coarsely chopped. Do not overprocess!

Coarsely chop

Might need a spatula to make sure veggies are being uniformly chopped

After each vegetable is processed, combine them in a large bowl and add the garlic, tomato juice, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix well and chill before serving. The longer gazpacho sits, the more the flavors develop.

MMMmmm it tasted so good!!! I highly recommend making it 🙂 Now off for an evening run and then out with friends for some drinks. Have a great night!

 


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