Oy vey. Moving with a toddler is no joke. Sorry for my long absence, but the transition from city mice to country mice has not been smooth. There have been tumbles down the stairs, back injuries (not from the stair tumbles), and one almost oven fire that has rendered our fancy-schmancy range useless until further notice. However, we've had incredible support from our families who have driven hours and hours to stay with us on air mattresses and barely-made beds in rooms with no curtains. If you're reading this family: THANK YOU.
If you're in any situation in which you can't/ won't/ don't want to use the oven or stove, but have a blender on hand, make this soup. It's so fast and tasty and a great way to eat a huge amount of veggies without making a salad. This is literally a 10-minute meal, which is helpful when you want to eat something healthy in the shortest time possible and using the least amount of brainpower to prepare.
Green tomato gazpacho
3 large green tomatoes, (about 1.5-2 lbs)
1 large zucchini, (about ¾ -1 lb)
5-6 scallions (green and white parts)
½ cup olive oil
7 Tbsp red wine vinegar (1/3 cup +1 Tbsp)
½ tsp salt
Roughly chop all ingredients and add to a blender. Blend on high for 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings. If you want a really thin soup, add water 1 Tbsp at a time until you’ve reached your desired consistency. Conversely, if the soup is too thin, add small chunks of extra zucchini, stale bread, or avocado and blend until you’ve reached your desired thickness.
Yield: 6-7 cups of soup (about 3 lbs)