Spicy Gazpacho

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Sandra McGrath

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@SandyJJ

Lately it seems as though more nutritionists have been touting the healing and health benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables.Summertime is such a great opportunity (especially when you live in a cold winter climate!), to take advantage of the bounty and availability of tomatoes and cucumbers. I find this a refreshing change to the usual picnic fare (although I will never give up my cookout dishes!). It's both tasty and healthy.I like to top it with low fat sour cream, avocado, cilantro and pumpkin seeds with a wedge of lime although you could also drink it from a glass!

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Rating:

★★★★★ 6 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
20 Min
Method:
Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 4-5 large
    tomatoes, cut up and diced
  • 2 can(s)
    diced tomatoes (14 oz)
  • 1 large
    diced cucumber
  • 1 medium
    red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium
    jalapeno pepper, cleaned and diced
  • 1 medium
    red onion, diced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 bottle
    v-8 (spicy, low sodium or any variety), 32 oz. juice or tomato juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar or sherry or wine vinegar if preferred
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    chili powder
  • TOPPING INGREDIENTS (SUGGESTIONS)

  • ·
    sliced avocado
  • ·
    low-fat sour cream
  • ·
    pumpkin seeds
  • ·
    chopped cilantro
  • ·
    lime wedges for additional zing!

How to Make Spicy Gazpacho

Step-by-Step

  1. Put the ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine. Place 1/2 the mixture in a blender and pulse untill roughly chopped but not pureed. Do the same for the second half or if you like chunky, leave it and mix together with the blended mixture.
  2. Place in the refrigerator for at least half an hour to chill before serving.
  3. Top with you favorite topping and serve with grilled bread or croutons if preferred. Enjoy!

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About Spicy Gazpacho

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Spanish
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #Tomato



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