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Meyer Lemon and Tomatillo Gazpacho

gazpacho recipe

Gazpacho is a cold vegetable soup, traditionally made from blended tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, onions, garlic, and some spices or fresh herbs.  There are many different takes on this refreshing low-calorie dish, and really you could add whatever raw veggies you like.  This particular Gazpacho recipe is unique in flavor, thanks to the tomatillos (which replace tomatoes here) and the bright, slightly sweet taste of Meyer lemons.  It would also be good with fresh cilantro, a touch of garlic, and/or avocado.

Meyer Lemon and Tomatillo Gazpacho
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Serves: 8 servings
  • 1 handful Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 whole English or Hothouse Cucumber
  • 2 whole Orange or Yellow Bell Pepper
  • ½ medium Red Onion
  • 1 ½ lbs Tomatillos, husks removed
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons White Wine Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Fresh Lemon Juice, from a Meyer or regular lemon
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 10 dashes Hot sauce
  1. Cut all the veggies into large chunks. Place the cucumber chunks in the food processor and pulse until very finely chopped. Scrape cucumbers into a large bowl. Repeat this process with the yellow peppers, cilantro, onion, tomatillos, until all your veggies are blended.
  2. Add the lemon juice into the bowl, along with the cumin, hot sauce, white wine vinegar, oil, sugar, and salt.
  3. Chill the gazpacho for at least 30 minutes in the fridge before serving. Flavors will meld the longer the soup sits, so if you can make this soup the night before you need to serve it, even better. Garnish with avocado cubes, more cilantro leaves, or a dollop of Greek yogurt.

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  • cori
    September 22, 2011 at 9:08 am

    yum! i’m going to try this!

  • Amelia
    September 22, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Let me know what you think!

  • Patti
    September 23, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    So excited to use tomatillos in recipes other than salsas! Thanks so much!

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