So in season.
Whenever I buy a bag of peaches or nectarines, I have to stop myself from eating five a day. I mean, I just love them; especially over the summer. They are great in smoothies, pancakes, salads, cobblers, you name it. But I got to thinking the other week….what if I made some sort of peach soup? So off to the internets I went to google search ‘peach gazpacho soup’ and low and behold, I found this recipe.
Gazpacho is the perfect summer-dinner appetizer, especially for those humid days in DC when your appetite is gone and all you want is a giant slurpee. This peach gazpacho soup is light, a little sweet and chilled to perfection.
I’ll confess that I almost didn’t post this recipe because I didn’t like any of the photos that I took (food blogger problems, yo!) BUT since I’ve craved this on two separate occasions since making it, I think it’s worth sharing 🙂
- 3 cups chopped tomatoes
- 2.5 cups peaches (pitted and chopped)
- 1 tablespoon chopped shallots (add 1 more tablespoon if you love onion!)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1.5 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon chopped tarragon (or basil)
- 1/4 cup water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a blender, purée two thirds of the tomatoes and half of the peaches with the shallot, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon vinegar, a pinch of tarragon, salt, and pepper until very smooth (about 1 minute.)
- Pour the contents of the blender through a medium-mesh sieve and into bowl (with a sealable lid) Add in cold water to your desired consistency.
- Place in fridge to chill for at least 2 hours. The colder this is, the better!
- In a separate small container, mix the remaining tomatoes, peaches, 1 tablespoon of oil, 1/2 tablespoon of vinegar and a pinch of tarragon and place in fridge. Use as a garnish when serving the soup.
Side note: it’s final exams week! I just took my final Anatomy lab quiz last night, and I’m hard at work studying for my Ochem final on Saturday. And to end it, I have my Anatomy final next Tuesday night. And then guess what? I’m done! Well not done, but I have at least a 6-week break 🙂 It’s been a tough 10- weeks of summer classes and I’m really looking forward to having some down time…and lots more time to cook, of course!
Question of the day – what do you like to make with fresh peaches? Or, what is your favorite summer recipe?