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Peach gazpacho and a giveaway!

>> Sunday, June 20, 2010

Peach gazpacho 1

This year I'm in the mood for fruity gazpachos or so it seems. I happened to have some delicious peaches which were almost past its prime and I had seen an interesting peach gazpacho recipe by famous Basque chef Martín Berasategui, so I set to work. Just to compare with the cherry gazpacho I made recently... I should innovate, because at home we have gazpacho and salmorejo every other day. The only house inhabitant who doesn't eat gazpacho is my youngest boy. He says he doesn't like it. But he's never tasted it... does it sound familiar?

And... I'm announcing a giveaway!

Again, CSN stores have been so kind to consider me for a $80 gift certificate to give away to my readers! First of all, I should say finding readers out there every day is such a thrill... because it still feels unexpected to me! Although CSN pretty much have everything you can think of (bed being one of the items) I've been browsing through their cookware site and I wouldn't find it hard to choose something for my kitchen... I never have enough gadgets and I know most of you have the same illness!

So, what to do to enter the giveaway? Nothing too difficult, making it complicated would definitely be beyond my skills. Just start dreaming about what item you'd choose at CSN websites and leave a comment about it here, including your e-mail address. And one more thing: in order to count your name twice, I just kindly ask you to visit Kiva's site, check if it speaks to you in any way and leave me word of it. That's it.

The giveaway is open to any person living in the USA and Canada, and the deadline is Monday 28th, 11pm GMT. I will assign a number to each comment and use this site to generate a random number. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 29th.

Back to my point, this gazpacho has such a balanced flavor that when I first tasted it I could distinctly make out every ingredient: the peaches, the tomatos, the green pepper... And that doesn't happen often, but maybe my palate is not sensitive enough. The color was beautiful, salmon-like, iridiscent-but-like-riding-into-the-sunset... ahem.

Peaches 3

Peach gazpacho

  • 500g peaches, peeled and pitted
  • 500g tasty tomatos
  • 15g green sweet pepper
  • 40g onion
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 30g cider vinegar
  • 50g virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  1. Weigh the peeled and pitted peaches and set aside. Cut the tomatos in chunks. Cut the pepper and the onion. Peel the garlic clove.
  2. Throw everything, except the salt, together in a food processor. Process to a very smooth puree. Pass it through a food mill or a sieve if you want it really fine. Add one teaspoon salt, taste and adjust if needed. Saltiness is a very personal matter, so I only give a starting point.
I wish you luck for the giveaway!

Peach gazpacho 2

61 comentarios:

Brie: Le Grand Fromage June 20, 2010 at 8:37 PM  

beautiful color. i've never had a fruit gazpacho, but it looks yummy!

cool giveaway - i would love to have any of the Le Creuset pieces in Caribbean.

Belinda @zomppa June 20, 2010 at 8:49 PM  

Those peaches look lovely. Glad you are supporting Kiva!

Kariman Al Essawy June 20, 2010 at 9:55 PM  

This is totally new for me, I think I should give it a try, thanks for sharing :)

tasteofbeirut June 20, 2010 at 10:23 PM  

Wow! A peach gazpacho! I was just telling my daughter "what I am going to do with all these peaches we have" We have crates of them this year the yield was generous and I need to use them somehow! thanks Miriam for a great idea!

Mami2jcn June 20, 2010 at 10:37 PM  

From CSN Stores I'd like to get the Britax Blink Stroller in Double Dots Design - U261813.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

singerinkitchen June 20, 2010 at 10:44 PM  

Beautiful gazpacho!! It is all about summer cold soups.

If I could buy anything it would be a food dehydrator. noellsy (at) gmail (dot) com

singerinkitchen June 20, 2010 at 10:45 PM  

I never heard of such an organization that helps out with loans! Seems like it is very successful.

Unknown June 20, 2010 at 10:52 PM  

I would love to get the "Frieling "David" Mortar and Pestle set & the "William BOunds 12" Professional Gloss black Pepper Mill" as we currently don't have the former and use a tiny little pepper mill that needs to be refilled weekly!

Thanks so much!! Great blog. Can't wait to try fruity gazpacho!

Simply Life June 20, 2010 at 11:05 PM  

oh that gazpacho looks delicious!

Anonymous June 20, 2010 at 11:05 PM  

I would get the Guidecraft Natural Pony Rocking Horse if I won.
Kiva's site is very inspiring! The featured team, KLA Tencor, is in my hometown! Cool!
digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

Sarah June 21, 2010 at 12:16 AM  

I would love some more Le Creuset. That is what I would spend the money on.

meeyeehere June 21, 2010 at 12:18 AM  

Wow!!! This is terrific!! And a giveaway!!!! I would love a play set playground for my son or a play house.I am saving up for one of those items for his birthday!! Thanks for the chance here.

Julie M. June 21, 2010 at 3:34 AM  

Fruit gazapacho sounds lovely! I would not have thought to do that.

If I were to win I would definitely be eyeing a pressure cooker. I've been wanting on for some time now!

Callie @ The Picky Gourmet June 21, 2010 at 3:45 AM  

This looks so unique and delightful! I would love a pot rack to make more room in my kitchen. Kiva seems amazing; so little can do so much!

Lisa June 21, 2010 at 6:11 AM  

I want a food processor.

Nive June 21, 2010 at 7:11 AM  

Thanks for the giveaway...i would love to get a George Foreman Next Grilleration™ Standard Grill with Griddle Plate.

Unknown June 21, 2010 at 9:09 AM  

Oh, yummm! That looks delicious! Must try.

As for CSN, I love their vast selection! If I were to win, I'd likely get:

Thanks for the opportunity.
tsue1136 at yahoo dot com

Unknown June 21, 2010 at 9:15 AM  

Thanks also for the intro to KIVA. I've previously heard of such organizations, but this has been my first opportunity to explore one in detail. It looks like a wonderful endeavor, helping many.

tsue1136 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous June 21, 2010 at 9:18 AM  

I've never tried to make or even tasted gazpacho before. It seems like now should be the time to do it!
The Kiva site struck me as quite ingenious, and I also believe that people are by nature generous.
I'd love the Frieling Stainless Steel Food Mill!! I've been eyeing it for quite some time but just can't bring myself to spend that money on something that isn't a necessity. It would be an awesome gift.

Deanna June 21, 2010 at 1:47 PM  

I'd love to get some new sheets or a comforter for my bed! :)

calidreamin87 (at) gmail (dot) com

Deanna June 21, 2010 at 1:50 PM  

I visited Kiva's site & I've heard about them before. I think it is such a wonderful charity! I've heard some amazing stories of people being helped through Kiva and it really doesn't take much to completely change a life.

Amanda June 21, 2010 at 2:24 PM  

I have never had gazpacho before, but it certainly looks delicious.

Giveaways are awesome! Were I lucky enough to win, I'd head over to their cookware store and buy some new pans. Mine are starting to flake off their coating. Ew. Thanks for the chance!! Buckeye7081 at gmail dot com

Valerie Harrison (bellini) June 21, 2010 at 2:27 PM  

Peach season will be coming soon.Right now it is only cherry season. I have had my eye on an ice cream maker or a past machine for some time over at CSN Miriam

Umm Mymoonah June 21, 2010 at 3:00 PM  

Wow! those peaches looks so lovely, it's really sad that people from other part of the world can't take part in these giveaway.

Unknown June 21, 2010 at 4:01 PM  

I love the contest from CSN. I'm really looking for a sorbet/ice-cream maker.

Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2 Qt. Frozen Yogurt-Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker - ICE-30BC
SKU #: CUI1031

That one looks quite good.

EvanMKing [at] gmail [dot] com

LMC502 June 21, 2010 at 5:06 PM  
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KentuckyCooking June 21, 2010 at 5:07 PM  

I would pick up the Zwilling JA Henckels Twin Four Star 7" Hollow Edge Santoku Knife - I realllllly need a new knife, and this looks like a good one to start with :)

Sanura June 21, 2010 at 5:58 PM  

Just made the traditional tomato gazpacho, and this peach version is very alluring. It's a great idea to use fruit. Ironically, that is what the tomato is, right?

KentuckyCooking June 21, 2010 at 6:46 PM  

Kiva's site is interesting, by the way. I've heard of similar sites before and have been a little intrigued by the concept. I've marked the page to give it some further research when I have some time :)

Karen June 21, 2010 at 7:04 PM  

What lovely gazpacho - I'm intrigued!
I would get a fancy thermometer at CSN, the jazzy digital kind.

Katrina June 21, 2010 at 7:19 PM  

that looks so yummy!!!!!

I would use it for a step 2 easel for my daughter's birthday

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

sensiblecooking June 21, 2010 at 7:25 PM  

Gazpacho sounds like something I can make. It's got great color and perfect for summer. Anything to stay away from oven and stoves.

Anonymous June 21, 2010 at 7:41 PM  

Two words for you: Le Crueset

s June 21, 2010 at 8:35 PM  

I've got lots of peaches waiting to become gazpacho it seems.

I'd totally buy things for making bread. A couche, better loaf pans, etc.

s June 21, 2010 at 8:36 PM  

Oh, and I totally love microlending organizations. I studied them a bit and they make A LOT of difference.

Lynn June 21, 2010 at 9:04 PM  

I love your pictures! They are amazing! I would love to buy another cooling rack. You can never have too many too cooling racks!


Domestic Diva June 21, 2010 at 9:46 PM  

I'd get a guidecraft kitchen helper.

Your gazpacho sounds really yummy.

Domestic Diva June 21, 2010 at 9:47 PM  

Kiva sounds like a great organization. Very cool!

Emily Malloy June 21, 2010 at 9:50 PM  

One of my friends worked for Kiva for a while. Such an excellent cause.

The gazpacho? Awesome!

lisaiscooking June 21, 2010 at 10:43 PM  

Your peach gazpacho looks so refreshing! And, what a great giveaway. I think I'd shop for tart pans if I won.

Debbie June 21, 2010 at 11:34 PM  

I'd love this waffle maker:

Debbie June 21, 2010 at 11:36 PM  

I have been participating in Kiva for about 4 years now! I love it. Also, my two oldest kids started about 2 years ago. We love to go online and agonize about who we'll loan our money to.

Dr. Bae June 21, 2010 at 11:42 PM  

I made this for my friends for lunch today to break in my brand new kitchen. I apparently have to make this once a week for the rest of the summer now. It is delicious.

Dr. Bae June 21, 2010 at 11:42 PM  

I made this for my friends for lunch today to break in my brand new kitchen. I apparently have to make this once a week for the rest of the summer now. It is delicious.

ClassicKitchenTwist June 21, 2010 at 11:47 PM  

Looks yummy! Love the giveaway also. I love new kitchen gadgets, but I'd have to say my choice would be new everday dinnerware/dishes as mine are chipped from so much use.

Patty June 22, 2010 at 1:41 AM  

Wow. This gazpacho is beauuutiful! It really does rival your cherry gazpacho in vibrancy and color. What I would do to determine whether it rivals in taste! Gorgeous! Are you using red tomatoes? How are you able to maintain the peach-y color? Amazing. And oh! I am very familiar with Kiva and thing that it is an extraordinary vehicle/venue to support micro-financing efforts, allowing those of us who feel 'too far away' to actually DO something and help!

adrian.larose June 22, 2010 at 2:15 AM  

I'd love to purchase some new cutlery or a good set of cooking knives on their website, as ours (in both cases!) are getting to be past it with longtime regular use.

Kiva's site is very well-structured, as someone who helps 'renovate'/plan websites I find it has all the info I need, and captures my interest, without overwhelming me. It does make me want to give (well, loan!) to the cause.

My e-mail is in my blogger profile, please check that page (link from my name), I would rather not post my e-mail right here in case of spammers picking it up :-(

Thank you for the opportunity and the neat recipe idea!

Valen June 22, 2010 at 4:21 AM  

There are to many things I need in the kitchen, one of those things is ramekins.

The ramekins in Azure Blue from the site are beautiful.

Kiva looks awesome, as soon as I get some money I would love to donate!

Arlene Mobley June 22, 2010 at 4:34 AM  

I would love a French oven from Le Creuset

Jill Smith June 22, 2010 at 7:38 AM  

I would get the Berndes Signocast 13" Buffet Skillet
Pudyqat2 @

Anja June 23, 2010 at 12:24 AM  

I can`t even imagine the taste: it looks really strange for me.

joiei June 23, 2010 at 12:56 AM  

I would order the Le Creuset piece in black that is on sale. I have been getting into the no-knead bread and have been using a regular cast iron pot to make my bread in. That piece has the stainless steel knob which is a bonus. And the Peach Gazpacho, I will be picking up some peaches at the Brookside Farmers Market tomorrow morning and making a batch of that for dinner tomorrow night. It is so hot and that sounds so refreshing.

singerinkitchen June 23, 2010 at 8:37 PM  

I tweeted!

Rusthawk June 24, 2010 at 12:30 AM  

If I won, I would love to put this toward something from the AllClad selections.

Rusthawk June 24, 2010 at 12:31 AM  

Kiva's site looks like a wonderful altruistic effort; I like her private lender concept.

brian_in_gib June 24, 2010 at 2:02 PM  

Nice idea! I make my gazpacho the traditional way, though occasionally I substitute the cucumber with canteloupe melon. It's different, slightly sweeter. I also like A LOT more garlic in mine!!
Greetings from Gibraltar,

A Mom's Take June 26, 2010 at 12:25 AM  

I'd apply it towards the radian65 car seat I need anyways! :) I've actually seen the kiva site before, it's pretty cool!
janel_marie at yahoo dot com

Jackie June 26, 2010 at 7:38 AM  

I would probably buy something for my office. Either one of their beautiful lamps or a book shelf.

I am a member of Kiva and have loaned some money to many. It's really great and I love what the site is doing. Totally recommend it if ya'll don't use it already.


M. June 27, 2010 at 10:54 PM  

sounds very interesting, peaches and tomatoes....must be very refreshing in the summer heat. I love the color, so beautiful!

Miriam July 6, 2010 at 11:35 AM  

Thanks everybody for your participation! It was a pleasure to host a giveaway for my readers.

mariola January 3, 2011 at 6:35 PM  

Gazpacho was delicious :-)
Thanks for sharing the recipe!


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