There’s a funny thing about leftovers — you either love ‘em, or your hate ‘em.
Sweet & Tangy Gazpacho!
So today, I had some of my leftover gazpacho in the fridge, from this meal, which I had pureed to give my tummy a break.
My sister-in-law had some for lunch. She practically dropped her spoon, “Oh my Gosh! Is this on your blog?”
“Uhh, yeah, but just as a trailer sentence — I’m not a huge fan of cold soups.”
“You have GOT to reblog this — it is incredible!”
Red Pepper, Radishes, Carrot, Cucumber, Cilantro! YUM!
Well, you’ve heard it there, folks! I think my sister-in-law is pretty amazing, and so if she says it’s good, I won’t argue!
Gluten Free, Vegan, Body Ecology Diet, SCD!
And did I mention it’s Gluten Free, Vegan, Body Ecology Diet and Specific Carb Diet friendly?!
the almonds give the perfect crunch!
Here’s what you need: (Serves 2)
Salad: Serves 2 1 red pepper, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 2 radishes, chopped 2/3 a cucumber, seeded and sliced thin 1/4 red onion, sliced thin fresh cilantro, chopped – about 1-2 Tbsp 1/4 avocado, diced (garnish)
Sauce: 1 Tbsp Almond Butter (I used homemade) 1 tsp raw apple cider vinegar juice of 1/2 a lime 15 drops alcohol-free pure liquid stevia (or 1/4 tsp honey for SCD) 1 tsp grated ginger water to stretch sauce – about 3 tsp
yum yum yum!
Couldn’t be simpler: Prep all your veggies. After you slice your red onion, soak them in ice water for 10 minutes – this gets rid of the bitter, onion-y bite. Drain and dry them off. Combine your dressing ingredients, and add enough water until it is “liquid-y.” Toss your veggies, the dressing and cilantro into your food processor, and process until your achieve your desired consistency – I like smooth:) Garnish with avocado & chopped almonds! Refrigerate until serving for a cool treat:)
a treat to beat the heat :)
This soup definitely grew on me (I’m not a huge fan of cold soup). But I did love the flavor! It was tangy from the apple cider vinegar, sweet from the stevia, nutty, and slightly spicy from the ginger! It was cold and refreshing on a hot summer day!
super cold and refreshing!
And the creamy, rich avocado was so delightful too! Combined with the crunchy almonds, it was the perfect texture contrast!
Another thing I like about this soup, was that it wasn’t tomato based, like many gazpachos are. It was based on the sweet red pepper and cooling cucumber, with a spicy radish note — just delightful!
what a soup!
What do you think about leftovers? Love ‘em or Leave ‘em?
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