Island Style Gazpacho

June 5, 2009.   1 Comments.   Categories Appetizers, Light / Healthy, Soups, Southwestern / Mexican, Vegetarian.  

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Island Style Gazpacho

Living in the Boulder Colorado area I am very spoiled by wonderful grocery and specialty food stores.  This includes a fabulous Whole Foods that is so popular it is about to be expanded to nearly double its current size.  This interesting twist on Gazpacho came was inspired by the Whole Foods deli and it is wonderful on a warm day.  Try them with grilled prawns or baby lobster tails.

Ingredients

1 cup good quality tomato juice (or homemade juice or 2 fresh Roma tomatoes)

1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple juice

1 champagne mango, peeled and coarsely chopped

1 1/4 cups fresh chopped pineapple

1 small hot house cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely chopped

1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper

1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper

1/3 cup finely chopped red onion

1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro

3 tablespoons lime juice

1/2 teaspoon lime zest

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon hot sauce

Method

Combine the tomato juice, pineapple juice, mango and pineapple in a blender and pulse 5 to 8 times, or until just combined; the mixture should be slightly chunky. Transfer pineapple mixture to a large non-metallic bowl. Stir in cucumbers, bell peppers, onions, cilantro, lime juice, zest, salt and hot sauce. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight. Ladle gazpacho into tall high ball or martini glasses and serve.

1 Comment

  1. Hi Laura,
    I know your mom Peggy and aunt Nancy.. Nantz was maid of honor in my wedding.. I love your website and the photos with your wonderful recipes.. I gave you a 5!
    I also loved Julie and Julia! Hope you get the same recognition.

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