RSS Feed

Moroccan Gazpacho

Can be found in most specialty grocery stores.

Who’s ready for a cool Gazpacho with a Moroccan flair?


1 (6 1/2 inch) pita torn into pieces
1/2 cup boiling water
4 tablespoons EVOO- divided
2 Tablespoon sherry vinegar
4 large plum tomato’s or Roma
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped (about 8 ounces)
1/4 small yellow onion, chopped
2 cups no salt added tomato purée
1 cup cold water
2 teaspoon Ras el hanout ( go to Whole Foods Market, or any other specialty store)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoon fresh cilantro


Place pita in bowl, cover with 1/2 cup hot water. Let stand one minute, drain reserve pita.
Combine pita, 1 tablespoon oil, and next 5 ingredients (through onion) in food processor or blender; pulse/blend until almost smooth. Place into bowl, stir in tomato purée and next five ingredients (through cinnamon) cover and chill  for two hours. this can make 8 cup servings or four 2 cups top off with a teaspoon oil 3/4 teaspoon cilantro. 


About Dish With Clarissa

Clarissa Ellis grew up learning to cook with her mom. In a time where traditional home-cooked food was going out of style, Clarissa learned to love and make those simple 'comfort foods' and family favorites. As she grew - and her mom got busier with long work hours, Clarissa supported her mom by taking over most of the cooking duties around the home. By the time Clarissa started high school - she had absorbed her mother's approach to traditional, homestyle Italian dishes; and thanks to So Cal's great weather year round... a love of cooking on the grill. Fast forward 30 years and Clarissa has never stopped cooking. She continued to explore food, learning more from So Cal's amazing cultural variety, trying things out on her family and her friends... and always learning. Never content to merely cook a good meal, Clarissa developed the habit of talking sharing her ideas with family, friends and coworkers. After a lifetime of learning and experimenting, Clarissa's love affair with traditional Italian cooking, and 'comfort foods' has grown into a robust, creative and cross-cultural approach to cooking that still manages to remain 'accessible' to the rest of us. Now Clarissa brings her experience and her approach online through her blog - giving all of us a chance give ourselves, our friends and our family the benefits of a lifetime of passion and joy in cooking simply great meals.

2 responses »

  1. Sounds delicious! Thanks so much for following First Night Design. I’m about to follow you back! Sarah



All Feedback Is Appreciated!

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


Loving Life One Blog at a Time

%d bloggers like this: