Hot Eats and Cool Reads: BLT Gazpacho Recipe

Monday, August 20, 2012

BLT Gazpacho Recipe



Last summer when I was visiting Detroit my sister and I stopped at a fabulous little deli called Mudgie's. It ranks at the top of my favorite restaurant list. While I was there, I tried their soup of the day which was BLT Gazpacho. Ever since then, I have been craving that flavor combo. 

This recipe is great. I love being able to use a whole bunch of garden veggies to make it, and what could be better than some bacon on top?? It's fun and tasty and so, so easy to make!! Enjoy!!

BLT Gazpacho (print recipe)

What you need:
2 cups crusty bread, cubed
1 garlic clove
2 pounds ripe tomatoes, seeded
1- 4 inch piece English cucumber, peeled and seeded
1- 1 inch piece bell pepper
3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 cup tomato juice
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper if desired

Garnish:
crumbled bacon
lettuce, sliced in thin strips
mayo

Directions:
Soak crusty bread in cold water for 15 minutes, drain and squeeze out any extra water. Put all ingredients in a blender, except olive oil and garnish ingredients, and blend until smooth. Drizzle in olive oil, blending until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until well chilled at least 3 hours, and up to 24 hours. Garnish with bacon, lettuce and mayo when serving.

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14 comments:

  1. I've never had gazpacho. Looks so good and will have to print your recipe to try.

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  2. I've never had gazpacho either, but your recipe makes me want to try it. Plus...bacon on top?? MMMM...yum! :)

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  3. This recipe looks delicious! And the photo is pretty too! :) Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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  4. I.AM.IN.LOVE!!! What a great recipe.

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    1. Thanks so much!! It's hard not to be in love huh? :)

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  5. This sounded so wonderful the other day when I saw it! I love the BLT twist :) Thanks for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week! I can't wait to see what you share tomorrow! :)

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    1. Thanks Jamie! I don't think I would like it as much without bacon lol

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  6. This makes me ready for fall. Yummy!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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  7. I really want to try gazpacho! I bet it is really good for summertime - hot soup isn't really the best on a hot day and everything!

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