Creamy yet light, full flavored, healthy, no-cooking “made in a food processor (blender)” soup. This White Gazpacho may just be my new favorite dish of summer. And I think it photographs quite nicely too.
Plus, if you want to make this vegan and/or gluten-free, a few easy substitutions should do the trick.
I recently joined some awesome bloggers in the Cookbook Club Reviewers. Think “book club” for cookbooks! Perfect for me, isn’t it? Every month we pick a cookbook, try a few recipes then blog about them. For our inaugural book we are doing Home Made Summer by Yvette Van Boven
I knew immediately this was going to be one of my two recipes. I know, I already have two recipes for Gazpacho on the site, traditional tomato based and Andalusian Beet Gazpacho. Do I really need a third version? Yes! Gazpacho is one of those perfect dishes for the dog days of summer.
Take your ingredients:
Put in the blender of food processor:
Chill and enjoy:
Now, about the book. It is a beautifully photographed and illustrated book. The recipes are quite varied and reflect the author’s Irish upbringing as well as her time spent in Amsterdam and Provence. Some dishes might seem “exotic” to most Americans (Quark anyone?); however, they are all fairly simple to make. The Melon Jam with Tarragon is a great example. Even though it isn’t something most people would think to make it is actually a very simple jam, perfect for the first time jam maker. Maybe it is the French vibe, but it is reminiscent of Julia Child to me.
How’d you like to win a free copy of this beauty? The Cookbook Club Reviewers are giving away a copy to one lucky person. Entry is easy, and you might just discover some great new blogs along the way.
So, you have three calls to action today:
1 – enter the raffle for the cookbook
2 – check out some of the recipes the other reviewers created
3 – make this White Gazpacho
Until next time, happy eating.