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This week's recipe hails from CasaCullen's own kitchen and I'm pretty proud of how great this gazpacho turned out. I love a cold summer soup and this was the perfect compliment to the little chicken and spinach taco nibblers that I made for my girls night. I served this gazpacho on the same girl's night where I featured those easy DIY magazine cover wine markers HERE. We had a great time and never even viewed the video we had in store. All the girl's love this gazpacho and found it very fresh and flavorful. Here's a step-by-step picture tutorial to make this fab recipe for an easy spring/summer soup.
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I've got most of my washed produce out on our large cutting board. By the way, check out that cutting board...I think it's def gotten it's use, eh? I like to lay all the ingredients out and be totally ready to start. I knew this was going to take a ton of chopping and prep beforehand.
I went to the store in search of one large regular mango and returned home with two smaller Banganpalli mangoes. No, I've never tried these before but they tasted just like the normal ones I grew up eating in Florida. They're sitting pretty, pre-chop, with the two smaller lemons.
Here's a view of the first course...CasaCullen's yummy gazpacho soup. I paired it, for my girl's dinner, with some great chicken and spinach mini tacos and it was a perfectly balanced and uber healthy meal that was scrumptious and fresh.
One of my girlfriend's who came over that night just flew back from New York City and arrived with dessert...the yummiest vanilla creme filled Kitchenette cupcakes. Have you ever tried there? Oh my gosh. And how perfect are there for our Sex and the City themed girls night?
Also, one more quick pic...when I host girl's nights or have friends over, I love to make spa water. Isn't it so fancy sounding? Oh, but it's embarrassingly easy. In a pitcher I slice one clean small lemon and slice 1/2 of a clean, non-peeled cucumber. I fill the pitcher up with water and let it cool down in the fridge for a few hours before the company arrives. It's such a more fresh and flavorful option compared to regular ice water. And you know, we women always appreciate these small touches. Enjoy and hope you try this gazpacho recipe soon. Let us know if you do and what you think!
Need some more recipe ideas? Take a minute and check out our other awesome weekly recipe re-caps we've featured so far: Women's Health Curried Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew, Real Simple's Vegetarian Tacos, Aunt Beth's Pineapple Souffle, 15 Minute Cream Biscuits, Sunset Magazine's North Indian Style Spinach Chicken, Mrs. O'Callaghan's Soda Bread, Jordan's Momma's Quiche Lorraine, Shelby's Leek and Lima Bean Soup, Rosemary Grilled Kabobs, Homemade Tomato Soup, Easy Fruit Cobbler, Macho Man Meatballs, Super Bowl Dip Trio, Nana's No Bake Cheesecake, Rum Cake and Microwave Spiced Nuts.
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