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Gazpacho with a Twist

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Before anything else:  m.e.l.t. CT sends love and super-positive vibes for the safety of our #In30FitFamily down in Florida!

Even with a hurricane bearing down, people still gotta eat. So here’s an easy, refreshing gazpacho recipe with a twist–radishes! Betcha never thought of adding them to your favorite summer soup. But I gotta ask, “Why NOT?!”  Radishes offer Vitamins A, C, E & B6, as well as potassium and other minerals, and give your whole body an immunity boost. They are low in calories, low in carbs, and have a peppery bite that really complements this veggie-packed soup. Not too much else to say other than grab all your fresh veggies—plus a pound of radishes—at your local farmer’s market and make a batch of Gazpacho with a Twist!

 

Gazpacho with a Twist

Adapted from: various internet recipes


Ingredients:

  • 1 pound tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 pound radishes any variety, chopped
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and diced
  • ¼ cup top quality organic olive oil
  •  2 scallions OR 3 tbs red onion OR 3 tbs shallots; chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (from 2 limes), plus extra if desired
  • 2-3 tbs vinegar of choice; white or red wine, balsamic or white balsamic (add 1 tbs at a time and taste)


Seasonings:

  • 1/2 to 2 tbs of salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 to 3 tbs fresh lime juice

Toppings:

  • Fage plain 2% Greek yogurt
  • red, white, or green onions, finely chopped
  • hard boiled eggs, finely minced
  • toasted almonds, sliced or chopped


Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients (except lime juice) to a food processor or blender jar; process in bursts until the mixture is a combination of smooth and chunky. Pour into a pitcher or very large bowl
  2. Stir in the seasonings, one at a time, GRADUALLY and adjust to taste. Gazpacho usually needs more salt than you’d expect.
  3. Enjoy at room temperature or chill for a couple of hours for a more authentic gazpacho experience.
  4. Top your gazpacho with a swirl of plain yogurt, onions, hard-boiled eggs, or almonds!

 

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JC

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