Tiny New York Kitchen: Spicy Gazpacho

Screen Shot 2014-05-30 at 8.02.08 AMBy Victoria Hart Glavin of Tiny New York Kitchen 
Gazpacho is so easy to make and is perfect for those upcoming warm days. If you want to ease up on the spiciness then use mild salsa instead of spicy salsa.
INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Red Onion
  • 3/4 Cup Chopped Red Bell Pepper (Cored & Seeded)
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Seedless Cucumber
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Celery
  • 14.5 Ounces Canned Diced Tomatoes (Drained a Little Bit)
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Spicy Tomato Salsa
  • 1 Tablespoon Chopped Fresh Cilantro
  • Sour Cream For Garnish (Optional)
  • Avocado or Guacamole For Garnish (Optional)
In a food processor place onions, red bell pepper, cucumbers, and celery. Pulse until vegetables are finely chopped. If you want your gazpacho a bit chunkier than pulse less. Add tomatoes, olive oil, red wine vinegar, kosher salt, pepper, and spicy tomato salsa. Pulse until blended. Transfer to serving bowl and stir in cilantro. Place, covered with plastic wrap, and chill in fridge for 2 or more hours. Serve chilled garnished with sour cream and or avocado if you desire. Serves 4.

Victoria Hart Glavin has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a teenager. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France.

While living in France, Victoria studied French cooking from an expert Lyonnais chef. Victoria learned to love the local culture of preparing and enjoying fresh, seasonal foods. While in France, Victoria experienced the joys of shopping for local produce at the market and preparing fresh foods simply and beautifully in order to enhance the experience of the table. During her time in France, she says she “learned how to squeeze tomatoes at the local market” and “took everything in by osmosis.”

Currently, Victoria creates tasty treats in her tiny kitchen, in New York City, for all to enjoy and on weekends she explores Fairfield County where has a second home. Victoria has shared her recipes with others and now you can enjoy the Tiny New York Kitchen recipe collection, too!  Victoria is a member of Culinary Historians of New York and a member of the Association for the Study of Food and Society.

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