These are five ingredients I have not previously thought to combine together. In a soup. A cold soup. White Gazpacho to be exact.
I didn't show it above, but there is also one leftover hamburger bun in this. Being as I had no white sandwich bread on hand. The recipe calls for sherry vinegar. Again, I had none, so flipped a coin to decide between red wine vinegar and regular sherry. Sherry won out.
The almonds were not blanched because I couldn't see what difference it would make. Maybe slivered almonds are already blanched?
And of course, I used the immersion blender instead of the regular blender.
Two minutes of blending and you have a cool, delicious, smooth, appetizer, snack, or lunch. The sherry was absolutely the right choice for this. Even with just 2 teaspoons it adds a distinct flavor in combination with the garlic. I did not remove the seeds from the cucumber either by the way.
These zinnias have absolutely nothing to do with white gazpacho. But they are pretty. So I am bringing them for show and tell.