Gazpacho, Perfect for Summertime!

On July 6th, Princeton Soup & Sandwich Co.’s Chef Niko presented a demonstration on Gazpacho at the Princeton Library. His professional insights and knowledge about the history of this popular summer dish, made for a fun and educational experience for the (hungry) crowd. Gazpacho, which originated as a peasant’s dish in early Spain, has evolved from being a heavy meal containing lots of bread, to a summer favorite which is light and full of acidity from yummy seasonal vegetables and fruits.

The Chef prepared a classic Gazpacho at the demonstration, but Princeton Soup and Sandwich Co. has shared a couple of fun twists on Gazpacho for you to try this summer!

Classic Gazpacho

2-3 Tomatoes

¼ bu Cilantro (optional)

2 Cucumbers

2 Red Onions

2 Celery Stalks

1 Green Pepper, 1 Red Pepper

1 qt Tomato Juice

1 pt V8 Tomato Juice

S+P and Hot Sauce to Taste

  • Small dice all vegetables (1/4 inch cubes)
  • Season all vegetables with salt and pepper, let sit 10-15 minutes to draw out flavor
  • Add in Tomato Juice and V8 and stir well, let sit half an hour
  • Top with Cilantro or sour cream and enjoy!

Watermelon Feta Gazpacho

2 Tomatoes

2 Cucumbers

2 Red Onions

2 Celery Stalks

1 Red Pepper

2 c Crumbled Feta Cheese

½ Watermelon

1 qt Tomato Juice

1 pt V8 Tomato Juice

S+P to Taste

½ bu Basil (Optional)

  • Small dice all vegetables and watermelon (1/4 inch cubes), mix in crumbled feta
  • Season all vegetables with salt and pepper, let sit 10-15 minutes to draw out flavor
  • Add in Tomato Juice and V8 and stir well, let sit half an hour
  • Top with fresh chiffonade basil and enjoy!

Thai Peanut Gazpacho

2 Tomatoes

2 Cucumbers

4 Candy Radishes or Watermelon Radishes

2 Carrots

2 c Unsalted Peanuts

1 qt Tomato Juice

1 pt Coconut Milk

S+P to Taste

½ bu Watercress (Optional)

  • Small dice all vegetables (1/4 inch cubes) and mix in peanuts
  • Season all vegetables with salt and pepper, let sit 10-15 minutes to draw out flavor
  • Add in Tomato Juice and Coconut Milk and stir well, let sit half an hour
  • Top with Watercress and enjoy!

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