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Family Reunion Gazpacho

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Family Reunion Gazpacho


        10 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and diced
        1 English cucumber, peeled and quartered
        1 red bell pepper, diced
        1/2 cup red onion, chopped
        3 cups tomato juice
        5 tablespoons olive oil
        3 tablespoons vinegar
        4 cloves garlic, minced
        1 tablespoons Tabasco sauce
        2 tablespoons lemon juice
        2 teaspoons sea salts
        1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Directions

1. In a bowl reserve 2 tablespoons each of the tomato, cucumber,       pepper and onion for garnish. Blend tomatoes, cucumbers, bell      pepper, and onion in a blender until slightly liquid but leaving      some texture to the vegetables.
2.  In a large serving bowl, pour the blended mixture and add the       remaining ingredients.

3.  Cover and chill thoroughly, at least 3 hours preferably       overnight.  Garnish with reserved vegetables.
    Enjoy! www.gooddinnermrsmellen.com

Red Potato Couscous Salad with radishes and mozzarella

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Summertime is salad time. Big colorful salads with texture and taste competing for your attention liven up an everyday meal. What I love about salads is that they are easy, can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator ready for a quick delicious meal. Serve as a light dinner with fresh bread and seasonal berries or as a side to grilled fish or meat. Summertime means easy, delicious, care free meals to leave time to relax and enjoy family and friends!

8 oz baby red potatoes
1 cup Israel Couscous, cooked according to package instructions
3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh black pepper
2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon capers
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
1 can chick peas
1/4 cup thin sliced radishes
1 cup chopped fresh mozzarella

Place potatoes in medium pot cover with water. Bring to boil lowering heat to simmer for 8-10 minutes until potatoes are soft. Drain and then cool. Slice potatoes…