It's been so hot and humid this fall in South Florida that my mind is on cold things and screams GAZPACHO. This cold soup can be eaten by every type of diet. It's raw so you're getting all of the nutrients, unaltered by heat. It is rich in enzymes, fiber, Vitamin C, E, A and antioxidants. When I had prostate cancer I loaded my diet with Tomatoes which are high in lycopene and supports aging prostate glands. It also aids in eye problems and lowers high blood pressure. I can't think of a diet that cannot benefit from this cold soup to include Raw/Living Foodists, Vegan, Vegetarian, Diabetics, Gluten Free, KETO, PALEO, Cancer, Kosher, Hypertension, and the list goes on and on. It's so easy to make with a food processor and is over and above your need for your daily vegetables. Chock full of goodness and goodies.
8 Roma Tomatoes, peeled, halved lengthwise and cored to remove seeds, divided 3 cups Tomato Juice 1 large English Cucumber, halved lengthwise, divided 1 medium Sweet Onion, peeled, halved, divided 1 Red Bell Pepper, halved, seeded and divided 1 Green Bell Pepper, halved, seeded and divided 1/3 cup Red Wine or Sherry Vinegar 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/4 teaspoon Tobasco Hot Sauce (or more) Salt and Pepper to taste 3 cloves Garlic, finely minced
1) In a blender or food processor, combine half the Cucumber, 4 Roma Tomatoes, half the Red and Green Bell Pepper, half the Sweet Onion and one cup of the Tomato Juice. Process until smooth. 2) Chop the remaining Cucumber, Tomato, Green and Red Bell Pepper and Onion. 3) Pour the puree into a large serving bowl and add the remaining 2 cups of Tomato Juice, the Red Wine or Sherry Vinegar, Hot Sauce, Salt and Pepper and Garlic. Add the chopped vegetables, stir and refrigerate covered for at least 2 hours to give the flavors a change to meld. Salud!!!
NOTE: For a more Latin experience, add 1 teaspoon ground Cumin. Also serve it with a crusty baguette. You can buy Gluten Free baguettes in the frozen section of your supermarket also.