Monday, July 03, 2006

Pineapple Cucumber Gazpacho

Nothing says "Summer's Here!" to me like a bowl of fresh gazpacho. I normally make this version a few times each summer, and it just makes me happy. I'm not sure if it's the bright pineapple flavor paired with the cilantro and cucumber, or the festive color of it, but either way, it's perfect.

Pineapple Gazpacho

Pineapple Cucumber Gazpacho
3 c fresh pineapple, cored and diced
3 c cucumber, peeled and diced
3/4 fresh pineapple juice
1 green onion, chopped
1 tsp lime juice
1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 handful fresh cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste

Place 2 cups of fresh pineapple and cucumber in blender, along with pineapple juice, onion, lime juice, and jalapeno. Blend until smooth. Add fresh cilantro and remaining pineapple and cucumber and pulse. Gazpacho should remain chunky. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Special Sauce said...

Hello Summer! Looks fab, as always. And who has everything but the pineapple lurking about ready to be whizzed about? hmmm...

Anonymous said...

Very interesting!

Mindy T. said...

I love gazpacho, but I've never tried a pineapple version. Thanks, as usual, for the inspiration!