So … yesterday was July 21, we’re one month into Summer. Yes that means there are technically two months left, but it doesn’t feel like enough time. There’s so much Summer fun and sun left to soak up and lots more farmer’s market produce to gorge myself on. One of my market favorites (when they finally make there appearance) are peaches. When I can get my hands on them, they start to find their way into everything and this recipe is for a very simple Gazpacho that gets a sweet twist from the addition of peaches.
Easy Peach Gazpacho
(serves 2 as a main course, 4 as an appetizer)
6 medium tomatoes
1 clove garlic
1 cup Fresh corn kernels
3 tablespoons chopped Fresh basil
Freshly ground black pepper
Roughly chop 4 of the tomatoes and 1 of the peaches and put them into the bowl of your food processor or high powered blender. Add the garlic clove. Process/blend the tomato/peach mixture until combined and liquefied.
Pour the mixture into a large bowl.
Chop the remaining tomatoes and peach into small bite sized pieces.
Throw the chopped fruits, basil and corn kernels into the bowl, add salt and pepper to taste, and give it all a good stir.
Serve slightly chilled with some good bread and butter.
Cold soups like Gazpacho are great for this time of year as they make great use of all of the fresh, seasonal produce available and they don’t require a ton of effort or turning on your stove. As Julia Child once said, “You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.”