Meatless Monday: Smokey Gazpacho and Balsamic Garden Primavera
Aug. 9, 2010 8:17 am
Updated: Aug. 9, 2010 2:34 pm
Home gardens, farmers' markets and grocery stores are bursting with fresh vegetables this time of year. You can find countless varieties of tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, eggplant, peppers both hot and sweet, and
much more. All this produce makes now the best time of year for
These are two of our favorite summer dishes. Gazpacho has a wonderful sweet and cooling flavor. This cold blended soup also helps keep they house cool on those days your air conditioning is struggling to keep up. I couldn't help
but add a little Southwestern flare to this version by adding some sweet tomatillos and smokey chipotle.
I made this soup and a chunky pasta primavera with balsamic vinegar, white wine zucchini, squash, onion, garlic and whole wheat rotini for a the 3-Minute Grill on our local CBS affiliate, WCIA. The morning anchors and crew there,
as well as my co-workers who got the leftovers, all loved both of these. I've included links to the videos with the recipes below.
The pasta is crunchy, creamy and savory and is just as good as a cold salad as it is a hot main-dish.
See the video.
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