Healthy Living With TAU: Gazpacho - Cold soup with tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers

A cold, refreshing soup that is the epitome of summer freshness.


Place the following in a blender:

3 cups (750 ml) of very ripe tomatoes (app. 3 tomatoes)

1 cup (250 ml) cold water

¾ cup (190 ml) chopped cucumber (app. ½ cucumber)

½ cup (125 ml) chopped green or red pepper (app. ½ pepper)

A small piece of onion finely chopped or 1 to 2 chopped scallions

1 finely chopped clove of garlic (optional)

Finely chopped parsley

1 slice of whole wheat bread

1 tablespoon (15 ml) of MSG-free dehydrated vegetable or beef broth

¼ to ½ c. teaspoon (1 to 2 ml) sea salt

¼ teaspoon (1 ml) oregano, basil, thyme or marjoram

Pinch of black pepper

Blend all ingredients thoroughly and drain the mix through a sieve.

Pour mixture in a dish and add the following:

¼ cup (65ml) mayonnaise


3 tablespoons (45 ml) cold pressed vegetable oil and one teaspoon(5ml) of apple cider vinegar

Mix again and add the following:

1/3 cup (85 ml) cubed tomatoes

1/3 cup (85 ml) cubed pepper

1/3 cup (85 ml) cubed cucumber

1 finely chopped scallion optional

Chill a minimum of 2 hours before serving.

Decorate each bowl with small grilled croutons and basil leaves.

Lise Guénette, ND.A.

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