Dinner for Two

One of my favorite summer treats is freshly made raw gazpacho. I love grabbing all the ingredients from a summer farmers market and blending up a big batch to enjoy over the course of several days. It hardly takes any time to prepare, and it’s even better the next day-stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator overnight. Enjoy!



  • 1 yellow bell pepper (yellow capsicum)
  • Handful of basil (6 to 7 leaves)
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 white (sweet) onion, cut into quarters
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup (235 ml) water
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 4 to 5 ripe tomatoes, cut in halves or quarters
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste


  • Combine all ingredients except tomatoes in a high-speed blender or Vitamix and blend on chopped setting.
  • Add tomatoes and pulse until desired consistency.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.