Here's the HH6 challenge for July: Since it's getting hotter and hotter as we head into full summer, the challenge is to cook a meal without using heat - oven, stove, microwave, anything. Bonus points if your meal isn't a salad!
The first thing I thought of making was ceviche. Unfortunately, we're in the desert now, and the only fish I could find was, well, trash. I knew this would happen, but really, when I saw the local commissary marketing snow crab legs as king crab, I was still shocked! So, ceviche was out. Then my husband suggested gazpacho.
Now, mind you, I have never tasted gazpacho. The Husband, on the other hand, spent a significant amount of time in the sandbox with the Spanish. He sang so many praises of this dish that I decided to give it a try!
Upon tasting it, though, he declared that this was "not really gazpacho" but that it was still "very good," which he proved by downing copious amounts of it, so I guess I'll chalk this one up in the win category.
Hint: it's also delicious on toasted bread!
3 tomatoes, chopped 3 cloves garlic 1/4 onion 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 cucumber, chopped dash cumin a bit of cilantro salt and pepper to taste 1 can jalapeno diced tomatoes
Place all ingredients except diced tomatoes in food processor. Blend until smooth. Still in tomatoes and chill for at least four hours.