Saturday, January 5, 2013

Sweet & Tangy Gazpacho! Tomato Free! GF, V, BED, SCD!

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)
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!
buttery avocado!
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?
Until tomorrow
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