Aug 2, 2011; Chicago, IL, USA; Larry Thomas who played the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees at US Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

Football Food Friday


Wow, Summer is in full swing and it’s hot.  Fortunately, the first few months of football season are also hot.  Well, here in San Diego it is.  :-)  And by hot I mean in the 80′s.  Anyhow, I will stop bragging about our perfect weather and help you whip up something you can eat in the heat.  Don’t wait for September, make this ASAP.  Your taste buds will thank you!

Recipe:  Super Easy Gazpacho

What you need:  2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, 1/2 cup water, 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1 seedless cucumber, diced, 1 small yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced, 1 small onion, diced,  2 medium garlic cloves, minced, 1-2  jalapeno peppers, (these are optional, depending on how spicy  or not spicy you like it), seeded and minced, 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar, 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped, salt and pepper.

What you do:  Blend, stir, chill and eat.  Really, it’s that easy!  Blend 1/2 cup of your tomatoes, along with the water, a pinch of your jalapeno’s and the olive oil, in a blender or food processor until pureed. Transfer to a medium bowl, along with the remaining tomatoes and the rest of your ingredients. Stir it all together and season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until cold (at least an hour) and you are ready to share.  Top with cilantro.

This is a great year-round recipe.  Not only is it easy to make, but it is a party in your mouth.  For those of you who don’t like it spicy, simply leave out the jalapeno.

Enjoy and Boltup!

ChargerGirl Cindi

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  • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

    why do i love the photo that was chosen? cuz it is AWESOME!

    • CindiSpears

       @epadaon LOL, it came up when I typed in ‘soup’ and I laughed.  NO SOUP FOR YOU!  ha ha ha

      • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

         @CindiSpears so so good! 

      • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

         @CindiSpears http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2lfZg-apSA

        • CindiSpears

           @epadaon ROFL!

        • BoogaP

           @CindiSpears
           
          THANKS for the video!!! LMAO!!! One of my fav moments in TV history!

  • BoogaP

    Yummy!!

  • BoogaP

    Jumbalaya!!!

  • BoogaP

    @BoogaP lol. I looove gazpacho. Plus the video in the comments section of the Soup Nazi is classic!

    • Billy_Jo_

      @BoogaP :) HI…ummm…that’s all i have for now.

      • BoogaP

        @Billy_Jo_ lol. Hi, how u been? Im gonna have a beer or 20. Startiiinnnnggg…. soon. Kidz go to sis-in-laws on Fri so I can write:)

        • Billy_Jo_

          @BoogaP :) that will be great! Do you write any other genre than journalism?

        • BoogaP

          @Billy_Jo_ I write mostly B.S. sprinkled with a little bit of knowledge. :) Dont repeat this but I write poetry too. So, yeah I guess I do.

  • CallyUlrich

    Holy Gazpacho Batman! This gets me fired up for football, just hurry up already!!! Anything with jalapenos is a winner in my kitchen thank you Cindi