Originally Posted by kitchenelf
cj, cj, cj!!!!!!!!!!! That reminds me of something I saw - don't remember where or when or even if this is exactly what I saw but this is the idea anyway
Cut the cucumbers in say 1" lengths. Scoop down just a bit leaving some in the bottom - you are more or less creating a bowl. Fill with gazpacho - - - - it needs to be eaten in one bite so keep that in mind when buying the cucumbers - or you can drink it out then eat the cuke.
That is just the cutest idea, I love it.
I'm thinking this would be good too, to use zuchinni for the cups.
Maybe thin slices of roasted tomato flavored toasts (small diameter), a little guacamole on it (the glue between the toasts and the cups), and top with the cups of gazpacho then hang a chive flower out of the top. Think small. A tiny cup of gazpacho and a toast and guacamole chaser. I think it might be better the other way with the toast and guacamole and then the cup of gazpacho as the chaser.
Ground olives (black) with walnuts and mayo would make a good substitute for the guacamole. (it will have more color contrast too)
Dang it now I'm going to have to try them, and time is short this next week.
Thanks for the great idea. ~Blissful
(pesto chips, cup of shrimp ceviche, plain toast w/thin sliced tomato)