Everyone has those few dishes that, in their opinion, only their mom, dad, grandmother or other loved one makes well. For me, one of those dishes is gazpacho. Of the dozens I have tried, none comes close to the gazpacho that my dad makes. The tomatoes require a little bit of prep work, but once that is over, all it takes is a minute in the food processor.
He first puts a green pepper and half of a white onion in the food processor. After that come the tomatoes, which he blanches, peels, and seeds. This past time, we had some yellow tomatoes on hand, so he threw a few of those in as well. You add the tomatoes, and cucumber, along with a clove of garlic, and blend. When it is almost to your desired consistency, add the seasonings: salt, pepper, 1/4 cup olive oil, and 1/3 cup white wine vinegar. Blend to combine, and it’s done!
As is the case with my favorite recipes, this one is completely adaptable to your preferences. You can make it chunkier, spicier, or add in another vegetable. For me, it is perfect just like this. There are many good gazpachos out there. But in this foodie’s opinion, none comes close to the one my dad makes.