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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Gutsy Red Pepper Gazpacho!!

Rachael Ray
It's Sunday evening and I wanted to join
 Happier than a Pig in Mud's Blog Party
 'Gutsy Red Pepper Gazpacho'

My Cozy Corner is busting out at the seams with tomatoes, bell peppers and cucumbers.
I have a traditional Gazpacho soup that I have been making for many many years. 
And I will be sharing  that recipe on Friday.
For now I would like to share Rachael Ray's take on Gazpacho.

2 red bell peppers, seeded and coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons sugar
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped ( sorry Rachael~jalapeno in tomatoes)
2 slices white bread, crust removed and chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cup tomato sauce
1 can stewed diced tomatoes (28ounces)
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
Coarse salt
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
Blue corn tortilla chips (sorry Rachael - tortilla scoops)

Place the peppers in a food processor and puree. Add the sugar, jalapeno, bread, garlic, tomato sauce and tomatoes.

I didn't want to touch a hot jalapeno pepper

Process until smooth.
Add 1/2 cup of water to thin the soup, If necessary.

Pulse in the vinegar and EVOO.  Season with salt, to taste.

Serve immediately or chill.  Garnish the cups of soup with chopped red onion and pass the blue corn chips for dipping into the soup at the table.


Rachael suggests to liven up your next meal with this gazpacho with a kick! 
 For a complete meal, serve with Sugared Sirloins, Jalapeno-Lime Corn on the Cob and 
 Angel Food Cake with Berries and Whipped Cream.

I love to blog. Blogging is an expression of my life and  I am blessed to have the wonderful inspiration from blogging friends to help me make our house a Home.
Wonderful food and beautiful surroundings. 
 Thank you for joining me as I enjoy my life today.

 Celebrating Rachael Ray @ Happier than a Pig in Mud
On the Menu Monday @ Stonegable

Thanks again


  1. This looks great Betty, not to mention seasonally perfect! Has to be pretty good for you too! Speaking of handling jalapenos... I made jalapeno jelly on Saturday, yee ha, My fingers are still a little hot! Thanks so much for joining the Cook-Along:@)

  2. G'morning, Betty, this looks fantastic. Thanks so much for joining with such a great recipe.


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