Bloody Mary Gazpacho Shooters
- 5 to matoes
- 1 bud of garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/2 cucumber
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce (vegan or regular)
- 3 teaspoons agave nectar (sub maple syrup or coconut nectar)
- 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- hot sauce to taste
- Preheat your oven to 425.
- Cut your tomatoes in half and place them cut side up on a baking sheet. Peel off the papery layers of your garlic bud, and slice the top off of the garlic, so that the cloves are showing. Add the garlic to the baking sheet.
- Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the tomatoes and garlic, sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bake for 30 minutes.
- Allow the tomatoes to cool to room temperature before transferring them to a high speed blender or food processor.
- Add 6 of your roasted garlic cloves to the blender, along with all other ingredients. Blend until smooth.
- Divide between 8-12 small shooters or cups. Chill before serving.
- DRINK UP!
I have to admit something. I don’t like gazpacho. I don’t even like soup very much. But recently I’ve been day dreaming about throwing a summer party with gazpacho as an appetizer. Why? I have no idea. Other than the fact that it’s a summer classic and it’s easy to make look cute in a baby glass. So I set out on a mission to make some gazpacho that I actually like. Gazpacho that I think we can all get behind.
So I did some brainstorming, and when I think of tomatoes, my mind immediately goes to bloody marys. ‘Cause they’re my favorite drink. And I thought combining the two might just be the solution to my gazpacho predicament. And boy, I was right on the money. Take roasted tomatoes and garlic, add in some celery salt, worscestershire sauce, hot sauce, and BOOM you’ve got a majorly delicious soup on your hands.
Now you obviously don’t have to serve this as an appetizer. You could also pour it from blender to bowl and eat it for lunch or dinner during the hot summer nights. Either way, it’s a big ole bite (or slurp) of deliciousness and I think you’re gonna love it. So let’s do this summer thing!