The sixty-ninth recipe I made with the Eating with Ellie group is Golden Gazpacho, and can be found in Ellie Krieger's book Weeknight Wonders, on page 64. The theme for the week was chosen by me: Melons, Melons, Everywhere.
Ingredient list: yellow tomatoes, cantaloupe, cucumber, olive oil, sherry vinegar, salt, and white pepper.
Melon season is upon us, and we love melons of all sorts, so I timed choosing this theme carefully to arrive just at the peak of melon season in Indiana (I have no idea what Gaye is going to do with this living in Australia with her seasons being opposite of ours so I am eager to see what she chose to make this week). It also happens to coincide with tomato and cucumber season so it was nice having very fresh ingredients this week, nicely ripe and ready.
You can make this gazpacho smooth or you can leave it a bit more chunky if you prefer by controlling how you whir it all up in the blender. It is sort of like a fruit/vegetable smoothy and tastes fresh and clean. I loved it and I will make it again, probably tomorrow as I have more of the ingredients just waiting on a designation. Light, refreshing, cool, creamy, and it tastes like a special treat. Definitely a repeat.
If you wonder how the others did this week, click here to follow their post links. You can also find the recipe schedule for the coming weeks there. Next week's recipe theme was chosen by Margaret and is One Potato, Two Potato. Please come and join us at any time, just leave the link to your post that week so we know where to find you.
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