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Blender Gazpacho With Celery, Carrot, Cucumber and Red Pepper

Ingredients

  • 2 slices red or white onion
  • ¾ pound cucumber (such as 1 long European), peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 ½ pounds ripe tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium size red pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, halved, green germs removed
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar, plus a little extra for the onion
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  •  Salt to taste
  • 1 cup ice water
  •  Chopped fresh tarragon or slivered fresh basil leaves for garnish

Method

  1. Put the onion slices in a bowl, cover with cold water and add a few drops of vinegar. Let sit for 5 minutes while you prepare the remaining ingredients. Drain and rinse with cold water. Cut in half or into smaller pieces.
  2. Working in 2 batches, blend all of the ingredients except the tarragon or basil leaves in a blender for 2 minutes or longer, until smooth and frothy. Transfer to a bowl or container (a metal bowl is the most efficient for chilling) and chill for at least 2 hours before eating. Garnish each bowl or glass with chopped fresh tarragon or slivered basil leaves.

http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1014949-blender-gazpacho-with-celery-carrot-cucumber-and-red-pepper