As my garden is starting to overflow with tomatoes, and my neighbor's garden is loaded with cucumbers it is time for some fresh cooking! Oh, and with the temperatures rising it's better to keep the oven off as much as possible! So tonight, in honor of my mom, I am making her favorite summer time classic of Garden Gazpacho!
My mom's Garden Gazpacho is not your typical gazpacho, but it is by far my favorite! There are a couple variations that I'll share with you for those of you who have different things available to you at this time. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family has over the years!
Nancy's Garden Gazpacho
6 tomatoes, peeled and diced
2 jalapeños, minced (with or without seeds, but I like it spicy!)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cucumber, seeded and diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1/2 cup parsley or cilantro, chopped
1/2 lemon, juiced or use red wine vinegar
Salt to taste
Croutons to serve!
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and allow flavors to swim together. Season with salt and serve with croutons! DELICIOUSLY FRESH & SIMPLE!