As soon as the temperatures reach a certain level and as soon as tomatoes start having taste i cook gaspacho ! It is such an easy healthy recipe i can't help but keep doing it. You can play around with the ingredients and the quantities. After doing this reciped dozen of times i think i found my perfect balance with below quantities and ingredients.
Ingredients for 2 persons:
- 3 ripped tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon of tomato paste (not ketchup!). It will add a nice deep red color to your gaspacho.
- 1 green pepper, 1 red pepper
- 1/2 onion
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/2 cucumber
- olive oil
- red vinegar
- salt, pepper
- my favorite topping options: one diced boiled egg and olive oil toasted bread crumbs, basil or coriander leaves.
Hmmm there is not much to be said about the preparation but chopped it all and mix it in a robot. Yes i told you easy ! I like it when the texture is quite smooth and i don't feel the vegetables chunks in it, so i usually let it mix for a good 5 minutes.
I keep the seeds of the tomatoes and of the cucumber, but get rid of those of the peppers as they do not taste real good (even bitter). I advice you keep tasting as you mix it and add more of what you feel is missing.