Jack Dusty’s Strawberry & Tomato Gazpacho

By on July 3, 2015

Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota. The perfect summer soup Recipe! Absolutely refreshing with strawberries and fresh tarragon.

Strawberry & Tomato Gazpacho

Makes approx. 1 gallon

  • 1 cup of strawberries with tops removed
  • 1 cup of red tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of thinly sliced yellow onions
  • 1/2 thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup of a peeled, seeded, thinly sliced cucumber
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 2tbsp of tarragon
  • 1.5oz of balsamic vinegar
  • 2oz of olive oil
  • salt

Method

Combine and blend all ingredients, season to taste with salt, thin as needed.

Finish with relish and serve with prosciutto and goat cheese baguette.

Gazpacho Relish

  • 1 cup of chopped tarragon
  • 1 cup of chopped marcona almonds
  • 1 cup of sliced strawberries
  • olive oil

 

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