A refreshing and delicious recipe for hot summer days or whenever you need to get in a daily dose of veggies. Try this gazpacho with crisp veggies and our Mahatma® Jasmine with Red and Wild Rice—perfect for cool summer rice salads!
Cook rice blend according to package directions. Let cool completely.
Meanwhile, in blender, pureé 2 tomatoes, 2 cucumbers, yellow pepper, shallot, 2 tbsp oil, garlic, vinegar, hot sauce, salt, pepper and paprika until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours or until well chilled
Finely chop remaining tomato and cucumber. Divide soup and rice evenly among 4 bowls. Garnish with chopped tomato and cucumber, and chives. Drizzle with the remaining oil.
Originating from Spanish cuisine, especially in the southern region of Andalusia, Gazpacho is a light and creamy puree of Mediterranean vegetables like tomatoes, cucumber, pepper and shallots mixed in with olive oil, a bit of citrus red wine vinegar, salt and pepper and sprinkled with paprika.
Our version gives the classic recipe a more filling and hearty touch by adding in our special Jasmine with Red and Wild Rice blend, which is great for cool summer rice salads. Prepare the rice blend ahead of time and let cool while preparing the puree. Once everything has had time to chill, mix together and enjoy!
This recipe is perfect for vegetarians, meat-eaters and everyone in between! To make this recipe heartier, add egg or shredded chicken on top.
It is best served chilled to keep you cool on hot summer days!
Adjust the heat level. If you want more heat, add just a touch more hot sauce or feel free to omit the hot sauce from the recipe entirely.
For best taste, try to get your hands on extra virgin olive oil from Mediterranean countries such as Spain, Italy or Greece.