Saturday, July 19, 2008

Lala's Gazpacho

I know...I posted something already today, but I just made this
delicious gazpacho for lunch. It's the perfect summertime meal,
cool and refreshing! Lala posted this last week and it looked so
wonderful, I had to give it a whirl. I was is!! Quick and
easy, too. Thank you Lala, for this scrumptious recipe!

Lala's Gazpacho
450 g (or 6-8) ripe plum tomatoes
1 green pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
1 red pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
1/2 cucumber, roughly chopped
1 onion roughly chopped
red wine vinegar (15 ml / 1 tbsp)
olive oil (15 ml / 1 tbsp)
salt, black pepper
ice cubes (3-4)

Mix and process all the ingredients in a food processor until
you get a homogeneous mixture. Pour the gazpacho into a bowl.
Add the ice cubes to chill the soup quicker and place in the fridge
to cool. When you serve it, you can sprinkle finely chopped green
pepper and cucumber to decorate. Once made you can keep the
gazpacho for a couple of days in the fridge.

(photo by Willow)


  1. mmmmmm . . . looks so much better (and healthier) than my leftover pizza! i've never had gazpacho but this makes me want to give it a whirl!

  2. You know, I actually have never had it, either. I always thought it sounded really good...and it is!

  3. We also enjoy gazpacho this time of year. The only difference from your recipe is we don't use ice - just refrig chilled - and I like thin slices of radish along with cucumber and bell pepper as the adds.

  4. I've never had this! And look how easy that is! Gorgeous photo, Willow....I'll be over for leftovers! :)

  5. Hi Willow !

    glad you tried it and liked it...
    and yes it looks yummy !!


  6. That looks so good!!!! You know I have never had cold soup, although I have always wanted to try it.

  7. Reading your gazpacho recipe reminded me that it is time to make tomato soup aux parfums de provence. There is a wonderful little cookbook called Pedaling Through Provence and the soup mentioned above is incredible, if you like tomato soup. It should be served hot but the soup, along with the goat cheese and pistou topping add such a finish. I would be happy to email the recipe if you would like.

  8. Yes, Jojo, please do! Sounds
    dee-lish! :)

  9. Hmmmmmmmmmm! I want to try this! :)

  10. Great - it'll go perfectly with what I'm cooking tonight.

    What time will madam arrive this evening to partake of hospitality at Casa Authorblog?

    Jeeves will be waiting at the porch to park your Bentley ....

  11. Yes, daaaaaling, arriving at the Casa around eightish...I've got the gazpacho on dry ice. Lovely Jeeves...have him mind the Bentley!

  12. You always have such a yummy blog!

  13. Looks delicious. I haven't eaten breakfast yet this morning, so all the food pictures are working on me. Pappy

  14. Oh, dear, I haven't popped by for a few days (going to job interviews and all that jazz, and, yes, I got a job, finally!) and look what greets me on the threshold of your blog, dear Willow! One of my favourite soul foods ever! because this type of soup doesn't just reach your stomach, oh, no! It meanders through your system, creating all kind of havoc and funny reactions, pretty much Gremlin-style; all to good effect, mind. I have singled it out as a future item in my 'Music, Food, Music, Food, Music, Food, Ad Naseaum...' section and maybe I will upload before going into hibernation (camping) at the end of July and of course, I will link the image to your blog.

    Wow! It's just gone one here in Blighty and I'm making soup, another type of soup and... I am hungry, mightily hungry.

    Greetings from London.

  15. Willow, a good bowl of soup. hot or cold, is always a treat.

    I'm a big T.J. Maxx & Marshalls shopper. I'm not about paying retail. Yesterday I picked up two-dozen Nike golf balls at a Marshalls for less than $20 - a steal!

  16. Oh, I loooove gazpacho, so I'll have to try this recipe for it. Thanks! great photo of it, too! Maybe you should do a cookbook, Willow!

  17. I love your blog! You are a very interesting woman. I find so many things I agree with on your blog, about cooking, books, movies, yes, Chocolat even if I don't like Johnny Depp sometimes, but Juliette Binoche made that great movie what it was. I never had gaspacho. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am so glad you visited because now I found your wonderful blog. I can't wait to read more.

  18. I think i will make this for a lunch i'm giving for Constance (Rochambeau) tomorrow.
    It's sweltering here 93'F and humid.
    Yuck............!!!ps Yes it's easy to make!

  19. Cuban, congrats on your new job! That is great news!!

    David, WT loves to find packs of golf balls at the Maxx...such great deals!

    Ces, thanks for stopping by Willow Manor...please come back again soon! Your place was also a delight.

  20. Yum! Willow there's an award for you back at my blog. You have already received it so this is more of a sign of appreciation. No need to go through the process again unless you want to.

  21. Have tried so many times vichyssoise/qazpacho, just can't enjoy cold soup. I think this is part of my childhood, piping hot stews and all that!!

  22. Thank you, Robyn! I am very honored! How nice of you!! :)


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