Spicy Gazpacho with Tomatillos

Summer is coming, and what better way to enjoy a hot summer day than with a refreshing cold tomato soup. Gazpacho has many variations; green or red, smooth or chunky, spicy or mild. I prefer mine red, chunky, and with a big kick. To spice things up, and to make the recipe my own I added in 2 tomatillos! If you’ve never had a tomatillo, it looks like a green tomato but tastes like a green apple or sour pear. It added a very distinct citrus flavor to the gazpacho. It was a wonderful tangy addition.


Ingredients: (Yields 6-8 servings)
7 Ripe Tomatoes
2 Tomatillos
1 Red Onion
1 Cucumber
1/2 Can of V8
Black Pepper
2 Tbs Sugar
1 Tbs Salt
2 Chilli Peppers, Seeded
1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
Cilantro to Garnish

Roughly slice up 5 tomatoes, 1 1/2 tomatillos, 1/2 a red onion and 3/4 cucumber. Set aside the rest. In a bowl combine chopped vegetables, V8, vinegar, sugar and salt. Use a hand blender to puree. I like to keep mine a little chunky, but its your preference. Carefully dice up the remaining vegetables and set aside for garnishing. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight. Serve in cute little bread bowls!

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