5/14/12

Dress Up Your Gazpacho: Gazpacho with Marinated Feta, Olives & Basil

Morning! It's not even 9 am in Seattle, where I'm visiting my family, but on the East Coast, it's time for lunch.

This recipe for Gazpacho with Marinated Feta, Olives & Basil takes literally minutes to put together, packs a lot of flavor and is incredibly pretty.

Make this on a hot day or whenever you are craving tomatoes.




Gazpacho with Marinated Feta, Olives & Basil

Makes 6 cups

Ingredients
6-8 cups roughly chopped tomatoes
1/2 English cucumber, peeled, roughly chopped
1/2 red onion, roughly chopped
salt & pepper
drizzle of olive oil

Toppings
kalamata olives
marinated feta
fresh basil

Directions
1. Puree the first three ingredients in a blender.
2. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Pour gazpacho into soup bowls, drizzle with olive oil and garnish with kalamata olives, marinated feta and fresh basil.


For fun, I decided to put the garnishes on a wooden skewer:


Of course, you can also simply add them to the soup as is:

Do you love gazpacho? What do you usually put in yours? What other cold summer soups do you enjoy?

10 comments:

Erin @ A Nesting Experience said...

Yum. Beautiful and delicious. What a nice simple, healthy recipe!

Megan said...

The skewer idea is so cute! I could go for some of this right now. I feel like I always want to eat everything you make!

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

because my recipes are brilliant ;)

Debs @ The Spanish Wok said...

Nice recipe.

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Mama's Gotta Bake said...

I've never made gazpacho but this looks so good. i will have to give it a try.

Simone said...

I love gazpacho! And I love the idea of having this with the marinated feta! Delicious... One of my favorite recipes for gazpacho is with a lot of roasted tomatoes... Now all we need is the weather to go along with the soup.. ;)

Rich Huizar said...

could I freeze this soup for fall?

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

no, that would not be a good idea.

Cindie P said...

Thank you for a gazpacho garnish that doesn't include slicing and dicing and waiting for avocados to be ripe, will definitely be picking up some olives and tomatoes on the way home!

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

You are very welcome! Glad this fits your needs ;)