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Go Gaga for Gazpacho!

The following post is by Lauren Gordon, PETA’s celebrity marketing coordinator. Lauren is also a certified holistic health counselor.

Gazpacho is a raw vegetable soup that is served cold. Originally from Spain, gazpacho has seen its popularity transcend borders because of its cool, refreshing taste and acidic bite. Packed with veggies such as tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers, this dish is as healthy as it is tasty.

2 cucumbers, diced
3 large tomatoes, diced
1 red pepper, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 1/2 cups tomato juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
Juice of 1 lime
Tabasco or other hot sauce, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste

  • In a large glass bowl, combine the vegetables.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Add half the mixture to a food processor and blend until smooth. Combine the purée with the original mixture.
  • Chill for 4 hours and serve.

Makes 4 servings

Serving suggestions: Garnish with parsley. Pair the gazpacho with crusty bread or top it off with some avocado.

An idea for entertaining: Serve the gazpacho in small ramekins (as pictured) for a refreshing appetizer or snack.

This recipe was adapted from the Food Network.

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  • Samantha F. says:

    It dose look and sound good, i’ll try it!

  • NANNAXOXO says:

    oooh looks yummy ill try it today

  • Azireth says:

    Hey there!

    I’m Spanish myself and I would suggest a different way of handling those ingredients, because the looks of that gazpacho doesn’t really match with the one we would give it here. Anyway I must say that probably each person has their own recipy and I know how my father’s family prepair it but perhaps people in the village near by would do it as you suggest.

    What I’d do is getting those tomatoes (I’d say at least 4 for 4 people) and put them in the mixer with oil and salt. At home I’d also use some hard bread, like some spear French bread from the day before, but I guess you don’t use that so much. However, add the garlic and just mix it.

    That’s gazpacho: tomato, oil, salt, garlic and some bread if you have it.

    The rest of the stuff should be diced or chopped and you just add it to your bowl if you feel like it. It’s great together with whatever topping you choose from those you have listed, but also with French fries, and you can use it as a sauce on Spanish omelette if you’re not vegan.