Saturday, June 13, 2009

Green Goddess Gazpacho

Years ago I had a great gazpacho from Hay Day Markets in Greenwich, Connecticut. I loved Hay Day. I loved everything about it -- the fresh fruits and vegetables, the meats, breads and baked goods... I love their prepared foods. I used to stock up when my pay check would permit. I have always been a gazpacho lover and they had a yellow gazpacho. It was simply divine. Sadly Hay Day no longer exists. In many locations it was purchased by Balducci's. I will forever remember Hay Day and now I do believe I have created a gazpacho that is as good as theirs was!

This wonderful, flavorful soup uses just a handful of ingredients and packs a ton of flavor. This is South Beach Diet friendly, and yet a dish I will continue to make and serve for years to come!


2 cucumbers, skin on, cut into chunks
1 large Vidalia onion -- I like Vidalia for their mild, sweet flavor
1/2 green pepper, cut into chunks
2 yellow peppers, cut into chunks
1 Tbs. capers
2 Tbs. sliced or diced pepperoncini
1/3 Cup of cider vinegar
2 Tbs. olive oil
a dash of cayenne pepper and garlic powder
sea salt to taste

For each cup:
2 Tbs. low-fat or non-fat Greek Yogurt
a sprig of cilantro or parsley

Puree all vegetables in food processor, pour into a cup or bowl and top with a dollop of Greek yogurt. (I used fat free and it was still rich and decadent) Place a sprig of cilantro or parsley in the yogurt to finish the look.

Serves 6 in bowls
8 - 10 in cups


Unknown said...

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog! The green gazpacho looks yummy and I am definitely going to give it a try!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Can you write a cookbook please? If you do, I promise to buy it!