The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


July 19, 2013

COOKING WITH SIMON: Fruits of labor – tomatoes vs. grapes


PALESTINE — Tomato Gazpacho


4 large homegrown tomatoes, seeded and chopped

2 cups V-8 juice

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon red wine vinegar

1/4 cup celery, finely chopped

1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped

1/4 cup cucumber, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon cilantro, minced

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper


Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine. Chill for eight hours. Stir again. Spoon into small serving bowls or mugs. Garnish with garlic toast. Serves 4 to 6 depending on the size of the bowl.


Simon Webster is the Executive Chef of Sabor a Pasion Country House & Bistro a multi-faceted dining destination just outside Palestine. For more information go to or call 903-729-9500.

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