Chilled Tomatillo Gazpacho – (3 Net Grams), Dairy Free


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Chilled Tomatillo Gazpacho

That Spanish Classic – Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a perfect option when it is too hot to eat, you’re hungry and you need something refreshing.¬†Gazpacho is a soup made of raw vegetables and is served chilled. It’s origin is hailed as being from the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. It is widely eaten in Spain and neighbouring Portugal. It is extremely popular during the hot summer months as a refreshingly delicious option for lunch or a light dinner.¬† This one is not skimpy on¬†flavor and will leave you utterly satisfied.

Tapas, Tapas, Tapas

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Chef James Duke creating some culinary magic.

This Tomatillo Gazpacho is one of the offerings at The Cellar – Tapas, Beer and Wine in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Cellar is where I work and have the pleasure of working with Chef James Duke. He is the man behind this remarkable bowl of chilled perfection. James is one of those rare individuals who has a gift for combining flavors and textures. I’ve worked with a lot of Chef’s in my day and they pale in comparison. James has an innate¬†ability that continues to rock my¬†tastebuds with all his delicious combinations of mouthwatering flavor, flavor, flavor.

Recreating a Classic

We have always featured a regular gazpacho on the menu, but recently this tomatillo version made its way on to our list of current farm to table offerings. It has an unbelievable combination of flavors that you will really appreciate on a hot summer day. What makes this version a little different from the one we offer is I opted to top it off with some optional crunch. I like serving it with sliced radishes, diced cucumbers, fresh cilantro, a drizzle of Spanish olive oil and lots of freshly cracked black pepper.

This deliciously refreshing soup takes just a few minutes to put together. If you want immediate gratification, you can flash chill it. For the very best tasting results though, you will want to let it sit for a bit and let it chill and develop to perfection. This is so that all those wonderful ingredients meld together and produce that incredible depth of flavor that Chef James is renowned for in these parts. From my kitchen to yours, happy low carbing.

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Chilled Tomatillo Gazpacho
Gazpacho is a perfect option when it is too hot to eat, you're hungry and you need something refreshing. This one is not skimpy on flavor and will leave you utterly satisfied.
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Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes + 4 Hours Chill Time
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1 Cup Servings
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Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes + 4 Hours Chill Time
Servings
1 Cup Servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In a medium sauce pan, add tomatillos and add enough water to cover. Bring water to a boil, reduce the heat and then cover. Boil the tomatillos for 15 minutes. When they're done remove from the stove, drain them and set them aside.
  2. In a blender combine all your vegetables including your tomatillos, herbs, EVOO and vinegar. Puree still smooth and creamy. If your blender is big enough add the water and continue to blend. If not you can not, simply put the puree into a large container that has a lid and stir in the water with a wire whisk. Stir thoroughly until completely combined. Season with the sea salt and fresh pepper. Cover and chill in the fridge for 4 hours or until completely chilled before serving.
  3. In the event that you want to consume immediately you can flash chill the soup in a blender by adding a half ice to water ratio so that it equals 4 cups. In batches that would be 2 cups for each if your blender cannot accommodate everything all at once. Serve immediately and garnish as desired.
  4. When your soup has chilled sufficiently taste again and adjust seasoning if necessary. Garnish as desired and drizzle with some EVVO and some freshly cracked black pepper.
  5. Now all thats left to do is to sit back and enjoy your delicious bowl of chilled perfection.
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Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts - Calculated using My Fitness Pal
Servings: 12 @ 1 cup each

Calories: 199

Fat 20g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 11mg, Potassium 197mg, Total Carbs 5g, Fiber 2g, Sugars 2g,
Protein 1g, Net Grams 3g

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Mike

Mike is a proud UCLA Bruin and low carb recipe enthusiast. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his dog Bella. Together they are living the Dream.

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