Gazpacho, Version #2

Fresh vegetables, summertime, yada, yada, yada, it’s all I talk about, I know. And I know I just did gazpacho, but seriously how can I possibly get sick of it this time of year? But I think that everyone is on the same page as me with this!

Gazpacho with Cilantro and Avocado Cream

Gazpacho with Avocado Cream

  • 8 tomatillos, halved
  • 5 medium sized tomatoes, rough chopped, set in a colander to drain for about 20 minutes
  • 2 green peppers, rough chopped
  • 3 jalapenos (remove seeds and ribs if you prefer less spice), chopped
  • 1 small red onion, rough chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled, seeds scraped out, rough chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, stems picked out
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Avocado Cream, recipe below

In a large bowl, combine tomatillos, tomatoes, green peppers, jalapenos, onion, garlic, and cucumber. Mix all up so evenly distributed.  Add half of veggie mixture to food processor.  Process until somewhat smooth and frothy. Add 1/2 of the cilantro, 1/2 of lime juice, 1/2 of vinegar, and half of olive oil.  Season.  Transfer to serving bowl, and put all remaining ingredients (except Avocado Cream) into processor and process until smooth-ish and frothy. Combine with other gazpacho.  Chill at least 20 minutes.  Serve in bowls with a big dollop of avocado cream and a few sprigs of cilantro.

Avocado Cream

  • 1 avocado, removed from skin, pit removed
  • 2 heaping tablespoons sour cream
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Mix avocado, sour cream, lime juice, and cilantro in food processor.  Slowly pour in olive oil. Season with just a bit of salt and pepper.

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12 responses to “Gazpacho, Version #2

  1. Tough call which gazpacho I liked better. This one may have edged out the last but it was a close call. I think the avocado sold it for. Both very good, but different, variations to a wonderful soup!

  2. Oh my. This looks incredibly delicious! The avocado cream looks amazing.

  3. Oh my – cilantro (or coriander as we Brits say!) AND avocado – doesn´t get much better does it?!

  4. Wow!! The avocado cream is such an excellent twist!!

  5. This is exquisite. I would definitely not tire of it!

  6. We’ve got tomatillos and tomatoes growing out of our ears right now in the garden and this sounds like a perfect recipe to use up some of our good stuff. 🙂

    Btw-just found your blog via Greg’s and lovin what I am seeing so far. Cheers!

  7. I don’t think that there is one usual recipe for anything. If there was just one, what a boring world we would live in. I think both of the gazpacho recipes sound great. Plus, we got your wonderful avocado cream.

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