Tomato & Basil Gazpacho - Oliviers & Co.

Tomato & Basil Gazpacho

May 12, 2016
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This classic chilled Spanish soup recipe, with an O&CO. twist, was created by Michelin-starred Chef Olivier Streiff exclusively for O&CO.  The O&CO. Basil Olive Oil and surprise ingredient of O&CO. Ketchup combine to create the perfectly satisfying dish for a hot summer day!

Tomato & Basil Gazpacho à la O&CO.

Serves 4

Instructions:

In the bowl of a food processor or large blender, combine the tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, garlic and green onions.  Pulse together for 10-15 seconds.  Add sandwich bread and purée again until combined.  

With the motor running, add the O&CO. Sherry Vinegar and lemon juice. Slowly drizzle in the O&CO. Olive & Basil Olive Oil, and O&CO. Ketchup.  Pulse to desired consistency if you prefer a smoother or chunkier texture. Transfer to a large bowl.  Add a pinch of O&CO. Piment d'Espelette powder, O&CO. Fleur de Sel Natural Sea Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.  Mix well and chill for a minimum of 2 hours.  

Serve on its own in individual bowls, garnished with thinly sliced fresh basil and a final drizzle of O&CO. Olive & Basil Oil.

Variations:  add a dollop of tapenade, pesto, croutons, grilled shrimp and even lobster for a decadent starter!

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