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Summer Heirloom Gazpacho

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  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 1/2 lbs vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 1 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1-2 small jalapeños, seeded and minced
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon green coriander
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chopped


  1. Start by blanching the tomatoes. To do this, fill a 6-quart pot halfway full of water, set over high heat and bring to a boil. Make an X with a paring knife on the bottom of the tomatoes. Drop the tomatoes into the boiling water for 15 seconds, remove and transfer to an ice bath and allow to cool until able to handle, approximately 1 minute.
  2. Next, peel, core and chop the tomatoes.
  3. Add the diced cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, jalapeño, garlic, olive oil, lime juice, balsamic vinegar, coriander, salt and pepper and stir to combine.
  4. Transfer 2 cups of the mixture to a blender and puree for 15 to 20 seconds on high speed. Return the pureed mixture to the bowl and stir to combine.
  5. You can eat immediately or cover and chill for 2 hours (and up to overnight) to let the flavors soak in.
  6. Top with basil

Shaved Fennel, Cucumber and Orange Dill Salad

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Recipe of the week, June 19:
Shaved Fennel, Cucumber and Orange Dill Salad


  • 1 medium bulb of fennel, shaved (about 3/4 cup)
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/3 cup julienne sliced sun dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained
  • 1 large orange, peeled and segmented, and pulp squeezed of its juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil for drizzling


  1. Take the fennel bulb and cut it in half lengthwise. Place on a mandolin and carefully slice the bulb into thin slices or shavings. Adjust the thickness to make it as thin as possible. This may also be done using a chef’s knife. Slice thinly until about 3/4 cup is reached. Add to a mixing bowl.
  2. Add in the sliced cucumbers, chopped dill and julienne sliced sun dried tomatoes.
  3. Top with the orange segments and squeeze the remaining pulp from segmenting into the bowl over the vegetables.
  4. Add in salt and pepper to taste, along with about 1 to 2 teaspoons of olive oil.
  5. Toss the ingredients together and enjoy!

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