Healthy Recipes

Gazpacho

By August 29, 2016 September 2nd, 2016 No Comments


Yield: 7 cups

Ingredients:

  •  1.5 pounds tomatoes (approx 6 small), roughly chopped & core removed
  •  1 medium red pepper, roughly chopped & seeds removed
  •  1 cucumber (1lb.), peeled & roughly chopped
  •  1/4 cup chopped sweet onion (suggest white or red)
  •  1 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  •  2 cups low-sodium vegetable cocktail or tomato juice
  • 1/4-3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, to taste
  • Red pepper flakes & Freshly ground black pepper, to taste (about 1/2 tsp each)
  •  2 tablespoons chopped fresh Parsley (optional)
  •  1.5-3 tablespoons red wine vinegar, to taste

Directions:

  1.  Add tomatoes, pepper, cucumber, onion, garlic clove, lime juice, and vegetable cocktail (or tomato juice) into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2.  Now add the rest of the seasonings (salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, parsley, vinegar) slowly and adjust to taste.
  3. Chill for 2-4 hours, or overnight.
  4. Garnish with chopped peppers, green onion, and black pepper, just before serving.

Tips:
Notes: If your blender is small, you might have to cut this batch in half so it won’t overflow. Or, use an immersion blender for a chunkier soup. Try topping with chopped fresh, peeled peaches, chopped apricots, and/or chopped plums for a sweeter flavor.

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Source: OHSHEGLOWS.COM