Mexican Gazpacho

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This recipe is a delicious appetiser for warm summer evenings! It is quick to make, easy to prepare for large (or small) groups and very refreshing. The pickled jalapeno gives the gazpacho an extra spicy kick! Make sure you serve this dish cold, make it a few hours in advance (it is even tastier the next day) or get all the ingredients from the fridge.

Season: Summer
Servings: 6-8 as a starter
Diet: Vegan, gluten free
Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy


Ingredients :
• 1.5 kg. ripe tomatoes (good quality)
• 1 red bell pepper 
• 1/2 cucumber
• 1 clove of garlic
• 1/2 red onion
• 5 pickled jalapeño slices (or more if you like spicy) 
• Dash of extra virgin olive oil
• Pinch of salt and pepper
• 3 tbsp. white wine vinegar 

Toppings:
• Coriander
• 1 Avocado 
• Pickled jalapeño slices
• Nacho chips

Preparation:
1. Grease the corn cobs with olive oil and grill the corn for about 20 minutes on a grill or frying pan. Turn the corn regularly. Then cut the corn from top to bottom of the cob.
2. Blend the tomato, garlic, red onion, pickled jalapenos, olive oil, white wine vinegar and salt and pepper into a smooth mixture in the blender. Taste and season with additional vinegar, salt or jalapenos if necessary.
3. Cut the pepper and cucumber into very small cubes (brunoise) and add these to the gazpacho.
4. Divide the gazpacho between 8 glasses or bowls and top with the corn, coriander, avocado cubes and pickled jalapeno and serve with some nacho chips!

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