Summer Gazpacho With Muir Glen Tomatoes

According to the Russian rules, today is the last day of Summer. September 1st is the start of Autumn. If only the weather reflected this!

One of my favorite types of summer dinners is grilled corn with a salad, a sandwich or a soup. Of course when I say "grilled," I actually mean charred: I don't have a grill (or outdoor space), so I char the corn directly on the flame of my stove.

Last week I realized that I haven't made gazpacho a single time this summer. Same goes for ice cream. One of those things was easier to fix than the other ;)

Unfortunately, I was all out of tomatoes. HORROR! Fortunately, I almost always have canned tomatoes at home, and decided to use those.

The brand of tomatoes I buy is Muir Glen. This is not a sponsored post or anything like that: I just like their product!

Summer Gazpacho With Muir Glen Tomatoes
Serves 1-2 ;)

1 can Muir Glen Organic Fire Roasted tomatoes
1 cucumber, skin removed, cut into a few pieces {save some of the cucumber and dice it for the garnish}
1/4 small white onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
chili oil

1. Put the fire roasted tomatoes, cucumber, onion and olive oil into a blender. Puree till smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Pour gazpacho into a bowl (or bowls) and garnish with diced cucumber, a drizzle of chili oil and fresh dill.