Gazpacho

gazpachoYou may think raw soups are a new thing created by the raw or living foods movement but gazpacho is a raw vegan dish that has been eaten in Spain and South America for generations. It is especially good right now in the height of summer while tomatoes are at their most flavorful. If you have a garden full of tomatoes, lucky you!

Feel free as always to adapt this recipe to reflect your favorite flavors and what you have on hand. This version has some heat to it from the cayenne or jalapeño. If you prefer something milder simply omit it, or add even more to kick it up a notch!

Gazpacho
 
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Raw Food, South American
Serves: 2-4 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 cups chopped tomato
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro or basil
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 TBL lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper or ½ jalapeno pepper chopped
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 avocado, chopped (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add 2 cups of the tomatoes to your food processor. Set remainder aside.
  2. Add the garlic, parsley, cilantro, olive oil, lemon juice and salt and cayenne.
  3. Process until well combined and fairly smooth.
  4. Add the bell pepper and cucumber and process briefly to combine.
  5. For a chunky soup pulse only until mixed in. For a smoother soup process a bit longer.
  6. Pour into serving bowls.
  7. Top with avocado (optional) and/or cilantro.

 

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Supporting you by bringing you flavorful and satisfying vegan and raw vegan recipes, inspiration and online training and one-on-one coaching to help LOVE YOUR VEGAN LIFE! I am an educator and revolutionary who has teamed up with my physician/dietitian husband, Nana Kwaku Opare, MD, MPH, CA, to address the growing health problems in the Afrikan/Black community by building a Nation of Black Vegetarians and Vegans.

2 comments on “Gazpacho

  1. I’m going to give this a try. It’s been a long time since I’ve made Gazpacho. I was actually planning to make a tomato and corn soup tonight for dinner. I will make two separate batches.

    Thanks.

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