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Strawberry Gazpacho "Amuse Bouche"

It’s been so hot outside lately, and I thought gazpacho would be a great idea to go with dinner. This is a really interesting take on gazpacho – the strawberries really make it different. This was cool and refreshing, and surprisingly a little spicy from the raw garlic. This is a great way to use up fruits and veggies during the summer.

Strawberry Gazpacho “Amuse Bouche”

Ithica Farmers Market Cookbook: Local Folks, Local Foods, Farm-to-Table Recipes – Michael Turback

Makes 12-14 hors d’oeuvres

1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 tomato peeled, seeded, and chopped (save the juice)
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 table spoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 pounds strawberries, hulled and coarsely chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste

Fresh basil leaves, finely chopped, for garnish

1. In a large bowl, combine the peppers, cucumbers, garlic and tomatoes with the vinegar, and olive oil. Cover and chill in refrigerator for several hours.

2. Transfer mixture to a food processor, and pulse until finely chopped. Add the strawberries, and pulse to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

3. To serve, spoon the soup into individual chilled espresso cups or small glasses on saucers, and sprinkle each serving with the basil.

Big Flavors Rating: 4 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

3 Comments

  • Fahad Khan

    Such a beautiful picture and such a refreshing recipe!:-) Thank you for sharing,the last time I had gazpacho at a cafe bar,I hated it,I ordered for a ‘Tomato and Watermelon Gazpacho’ that tasted more like diluted ketchup!
    Can’t wait to try this one with strawberries..

  • Betsy

    Cute pic, Ashley. Love the colors! Thanks for the taste. I thought it was yummy. I was not so interested in it being sweet as strawberries are, but it was the perfect blend. And the garlic breath didn’t stay around for too too long! At least that’s what I thought! Haha!

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