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Gazpacho – Chilled Tomato Soup

I first tasted Gazpacho in the sixties when I was a young student in Spain.

Gazpacho - fresh tomatoes for refreshing summer taste from Big Mill B &B | chloesblog.bigmill.com

Gazpacho is perfect for hot summer days.

It was in a little cafe in Toledo and I still remember the cafe, the handsome young man and the Gazpacho.

It seems there are as many Gazpacho recipes as there are barbecue recipes. I finally found one that reminds me of that night in Toledo.  I have adapted my recipe from one in Craig Claiborne’s New York Times International Cookbook – my favorite cookbook. Did you know that Craig Claiborne – food editor for the New York Times  – was born in Sunflower, Mississippi?

Gazpacho – Chilled Tomato Soup

  • 4 cups tomatoes with cores removed (2 1/2 to 3 pounds) *
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled cucumber, cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, diced into small pieces for garnish (reserved)
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 small clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 5 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar or white vinegar (wine vinegar is more distinctive)
  • 1 1/2 slices of bread or 2 slices French bread

(You will need a kitchen sieve for this recipe).

Place tomatoes, 1 1/2 cups cucumber, green pepper, garlic, olive oil, vinegar and bread into a blender. Blend until pureed.

Pour through a kitchen sieve and press with the pestle to extract the liquid. Discard the seed and skins – they make great compost.

Chill and serve in flat bowls with the reserved, diced cucumber as garnish.

*You can also make this gazpacho with one 28-ounce can of whole tomatoes

Yield: 6-7 one-cup servings

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Fresh tomatoes from the garden at Big Mill B&B near Greenville, NC | chloesblog.bigmill.com

Fresh tomatoes grown on the Farm

The basket in the photo (above) is very special – it was a gift from Miss Sadie, owner of the original Big Mill grist mill.  Years ago she used it to take three dozen eggs up town every week to trade for coffee and sugar and things she couldn’t grow. It still has the cotton seeds in it,  They were used to keep the eggs from breaking.

I grew these tomatoes in my Big Mill Cook’s garden. The garden is in my orchard where our livestock used to graze under the apple trees.

Chloe Tuttle Big Mill Bed and Breakfast near Greenville NC Big Mill Bed & Breakfast 252-792-8787

Author: Chloe Tuttle

I am a farm girl who sailed the world, returned home to the family farm and opened Big Mill Bed and Breakfast. Join us for a quiet getaway 252-792-8787.

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