Before we break for the weekend, I think I found the solution to an obstacle that I’ve experienced with gazpacho. I love gazpacho. The bigger the bowl, the better. But, I’ve found that my friends don’t want a soup that is served cold. So, I decided to try something a little different with this Raspberry Gazpacho.
It’s All in the Presentation
People eat with their eyes first. While I was prop shopping, I came across these cute mini mason jars. I knew they would be perfect for my gazpacho experiment, because instead of eating the gazpacho out of a soup bowl, why not sip it out of a little jar? When I had friends over to taste test, they ended up wanting seconds and thirds. Even Mike, who isn’t a big gazpacho fan, was impressed with the flavors and loved the smaller portion size.
Sweet and Spicy Flavors
I was a little skeptical of this recipe at first. Raspberries in a gazpacho? But, I threw everything in my Vitamix and gave it a try. It was so delicious! Be sure to strain the seeds through a mesh sieve and let it chill for a couple hours in the fridge before serving. It’s sweet from the raspberries and has some spice from the cumin.
As the week comes to a close, I’m still happy dancing about being a Best Photography Finalist with Saveur. I’ve been so overjoyed by the outpouring of support and excitement from my family, friends and even people I’ve never officially met before! It’s amazing. I hope you all know how much it means to me. Thank you a million times over!
FRESH RASPBERRY GAZPACHO
- 2 cups raspberries
- 2 medium tomatoes, seeded
- 1/2 of a large cucumber, chopped and dice some for garnish
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon cumin
- Optional: Red Russian kale microgreens for garnish.
- Place all ingredients in a Vitamix and blend until smooth.
- Strain liquid through a mesh sieve to separate the soup from the seeds.
- Chill in fridge for a couple hours and serve in small bowls or glasses.
- Garnish with diced cucumber and Red Russian kale microgreens.
All images © Regan Baroni 2016.
Disclosure: This post was in collaboration with Vitamix. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me cooking and shooting!