Wednesday, February 10, 2016
This is the second recipe I made from 1000 Mexican Recipes by Marge Poore. I had heard of gazpacho. It is a traditional Spanish dish. It is a cold tomato soup. This had a Mexican twist to it with jalapeños and spicy tomato juice plus cilantro and lime as garnishes.
Having grown up with Mexican cuisine, I have been seriously curious about Spanish cuisine,
Caribbean cuisines, and
Latin American cuisines other than Mexican. I wanted to see what else was out
there. With places like Hilda’s in Eugene and Cocina Del Sol in Tualatin I got
This dish includes tomatoes, spicy tomato juice, onion, cucumber, celery, salt, red wine vinegar, jalapeños, garlic, and olive oil. I could not find spicy tomato juice, so I used a teaspoon of Valentina’s hot sauce and a ¼ teaspoon of chipotle powder. This dish is also garnished with lime wedges and cilantro.
I first made this on
November 19, 2015. This was a wonderfully refreshing
dish. It had the right amount of kick and spice. I tried this without the
jalapeños, lime, chipotle, Valentina’s hot sauce, and cilantro. I did put in
some cumin and paprika. To be true Spanish style I needed to add bread. I did
not want to do that due to my working to reduce wheat intake. I made the
Mexican version again in December 2015. I love this dish and I will make this