More vegetables. More vegetables. More vegetables.
Here’s an easy and delicious way to get an extra serving or two of these health-boosting foods. Great nutrition and only 90 calories per cup!
Celebrate summer with this simple Chunky Gazpacho recipe.Click To Tweet
- 1 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes
- 1 medium cucumber
- 1 large sweet onion, peeled
- 1 1/2 large bell peppers, any color
- 2 large celery stalks
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 4-6 fresh basil leaves
- 1/4 - 1 teaspoon sriracha or hot pepper sauce, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 (11.5 fluid ounce) cans of tomato juice or vegetable juice, such as V8, divided
- Cut the vegetables into manageable pieces, usually about 2 or 3-inches each. In a high-powered blender like a Vitamix or a food processor, place all of the ingredients except the vegetable or tomato juice. Add about half of the juice. Process until you have the desired consistency. Add the rest of the vegetable juice. Stir. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
What’s your favorite way to prepare or serve gazpacho? Do you prefer chunky or smooth?
Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, CHWC, FAND, is a Nutrition, Culinary & Diabetes Expert, Wellcoach®-certified health and wellness coach, Freelance Writer, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator. She's also the author of four books, including a best-seller. She's a nationally-recognized media expert in high demand for print and online interviews, as well as corporate and one-on-one nutritional counseling. Jill's philosophy is that nutrition science should be understandable, realistic and oh so delicious.
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