Don’t you just hate it when you forget a major ingredient when serving a dish to dinner guests? That’s what I did the other night with this Gazpacho Salad. The moment I started eating it, I knew something was missing, but I just couldn’t come up with what it was – until the next morning. I looked at my list of “last minute things to do” (which I had obviously failed to look at) and saw “add cheese to salad”. Bummer! Oh well, everyone still enjoyed it, and it was a great complement to the chorizo burgers.
This Gazpacho Salad was developed using my Chunky Gazpacho recipe that I posted last summer. The two recipes are very close to being the same, but the salad uses bigger pieces of vegetables, a touch of feta or fresh mozzarella cheese, and the best heirloom tomatoes you can find. When I saw these beautiful heirlooms last week at the growers’ market I knew this salad had to be made.