Recipe

Rustic Gazpacho

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Recipe Information

Total Time: 30-40 minutes
Servings: 6

Gazpacho is the quintessential summer soup. This chunky, flavorful version is easy to prepare and easy to love.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ripe tomatoes, cored and diced
  • 1 medium cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup jicama (about 1/2 of a large jicama), peeled and diced
  • 1 small jalapeƱo pepper, seeded and minced (more if you like things hot!)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cup tomato or vegetable juice
  • 1 1/2 limes, juiced (about 1/4 cup juice)
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 avocado, peeled, seeded, and diced (prep avocado just before serving the gazpacho to prevent browning)

Preparation

In a large mixing bowl, stir all ingredients together except for the avocado. For optimal flavor, allow the mixture to sit for a couple hours to allow the flavors to blend. Stir in the avocado just before serving.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with crusty bread and additional hot sauce, if desired.

Nutritional Information

105 calories, 4 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 175 mg. sodium, 18 g. carbohydrate, 6 g. fiber, 3 g. protein