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Summer Heirloom Gazpacho


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  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  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
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Zucchini Fritters


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Zucchini Fritter

Ingredients

  • 2-3 medium zucchini, shredded (about 4 cups)
  • 1 heirloom tomato, diced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup flour (or coconut flour if you’re looking for a GF option)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 shredded parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Shred the zucchini using a box grater, food processor or juicer. If you use the grater or food processor, you will need to squeeze out all the moisture from the zucchini before you add the rest of the ingredients. If you use a juicer (as I did when making these the other night) you can skip the moisture-draining step. Note: when using the food processor, the zucchini will have more of a potato texture than a shredded texture. Both options work great!
  2. Sprinkle with the salt and toss well. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Add flour, egg and pepper. Stir to combine. Once mixed gently fold in tomato and cheese.
  4. Heat a large skillet (or griddle if you’re looking for a less greasy option) on medium-low heat.
  5. Pack a 1/4 cup measuring cup with the fritter mixture, pressing it down inside the cup. Turn the cup out onto the pan and flatten the zucchini until you get a patty.
  6. Cook on each side for 3-5 minutes or until nicely browned.
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Onion Pie


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Ingredients

  • Short crust pastry 10-inch
  • 10 ounces cheese (swiss and/or gruyere)
  • 2 TBSP flour
  • 2 large onions
  • 4 TBSP butter
  • 1 tsp chopped basil
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup cream

Directions

  1. Chill crust
  2. Grate cheese and toss with flour
  3. Sauté onions in butter until soft and golden brown
  4. Layer 1/3 of cheese over chilled crust
  5. Layer onions slices on top of cheese
  6. Heat tomato slices and basil in leftover butter; Place on top of onionsPut the rest of the cheese on top
  7. Beat eggs and cream together and pour over entire pie
  8. Cook 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees