It’s mostly greens at the farmers’ market this time of year, so the plump red tomatoes stood out among the baskets of asparagus, cucumbers and herbs when we visited yesterday. A couple of those beauties made their way into our basket, along with a bunch of fresh basil and some Lebanese cukes.
Together they’re the base for this gazpacho for one.
Because I didn’t add any liquid it’s more smoothie than soup, but you could easily add some tomato juice if you prefer it more wet.
It’s refreshing and healthy and smells so good. Shall I whizz one together for you too?
Gazpacho for 1
Makes one generous serving.
1 large ripe tomato
2 medium Lebanese cucumbers, 1 field cucumber or 3/4 of an English cucumber
1/2 stalk celery
1/4 red pepper
3 fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon fresh chopped chives
a dollop of plain Greek yogurt
a slice of lime
Whizz first six ingredients in a food processor and pour into a fancy glass.
Garnish with yogurt, chives and lime.
Similar recipes also call for garlic, onion, olive oil, tomato juice and Worcestershire sauce. Add or take away as you like.