The Accidentally Appetizing Series, #1

I guess this continues my love/hate relationship with facebook because I put this on a friend’s page first, adding that I wasn’t in the mood to blog about food.
Here is one of many recipes that I have adapted or destroyed, yet come up with something really edible. And delicious.
I had a basic and boring recipe, and here’s the what I ended up with- another Appetizing Accident! I know you have the world’s best blender (I used a food processor), so make this. You’ll love it. I’m not in the mood to blog about it right now! I basically used what I had in the fridge and herb garden.
3 tomatoes
1 large cucumber, seeded but not peeled
1/2 red onion
1 red bell pepper
garlic cloves to taste- I used three big ones
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar (b/c that’s what I had)
1/4 cup olive oil
a generous handful of basil and cilantro (50/50- because that’s the
chives- gotta have ’em 2T?? I did it to taste because that’s the flavor I wanted)
3 cups tomato juice

It's better to wait until you get everything shopped to add salt and pepper. I stopped myself!

It’s better to wait until you get everything shopped to add salt and pepper. I stopped myself!

There was goat cheese in the fridge too, so I crumbled that on top. A good piece of bread is also useful just to make sure you get every drop!

Chop everything in small cubes and throw in a bowl. Blend or process in batches. Pour in another large bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Maybe a pepper or three? Substitute some zucchini for some of the cucumber (the cucumber adds a lot). Use V8 for a stronger, saltier soup. I adore yellow tomatoes, but ours aren’t ready yet… The longer you chill this the longer the flavors mix and meld. Either way it is a light, sweet (in the way that only good tomatoes can be), and refreshing treat on those days when even thinking about food makes you hot.

Chill out!

Chill out!


  • A facebook comment
  • why in the world do you not just copy and paste that into your blog? there’s no law that says a blog post has to be more than 40 words.
  • My reply
    ┬áreally? This would count? You mean I don’t have to win a war with every post?
    And just for fun, here is a picture of one of my horses, Sophia. She loves the water, especially when it’s 98 degrees in the shade. She doesn’t care for gazpacho.
    It's good to be me!

    It’s good to be me!

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