The first time I ever had gazpacho was at my sister-in-law's house. Candyce is a great cook and likes to make fresh things. I think we also had it during the summer, but I am not sure. Anyway, it was one of the first summer meals that came to mind. I was super excited to find out that it was also very simple to make and didn't require any random ingredients. I looked on pinterest and google for a few recipes and finally decided on this one. I just used it as a guide and changed a few things, but I used all of the veggies suggested. I didn't add any sugar, the tomato juice, or the Worchestire sauce (though I could see how this would add a nice dimension). I also didn't use tabasco, as I generally don't like the flavor.
The first step I took was chopping up all of the veggies: cucumber, red onion, red bell pepper, celery, tomatoes (I didn't peel the tomatoes which didn't seem to matter), chives, and parsley.
|All the ingredients.|
I then added all of them to a large bowl. I added to the bowl the 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar, 1/4 cup of olive oil, lemon juice and minced garlic.
|How delicious does that look?!|
|Wait a day for all the flavors to really blend together! Can't wait!|
The best part is dinner is ready for tomorrow! Love that!