By Esther Boateng
If your summer went off with a bang and you feel like you’ve overindulged recently, this Spanish recipe will be a welcome treat for your gut. Gazpacho is a refreshing vegetable based summer soup made with tomatoes, cucumber, celery, and peppers, with a splash of seasoning. You can enjoy it as a cold soup or refreshing beverage.
If you want to turn this into a more substantial meal, why not add some protein, such as a hard-boiled egg? Alternatively, you can sip your Gazpacho and enjoy it as a light appetizer with some basil or a slice of lemon.
If you like your food spicy and well seasoned, add an extra pinch of Dr. Cowan's Garden Pepper Salt and as much garlic as your gut can handle. A bowl of vegetables can be quite bland and boring, so don’t be afraid to go all out with your seasoning. This recipe can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days or so, and enjoyed as is.
Gazpacho: So Much Love For Summer
- ½ tsp. Dr. Cowan’s Garden Organic Summer Savory Powder
½ tsp. Dr. Cowan’s Garden Pepper Salt
½ tsp. Dr. Cowan’s Garden Carrot Powder
Pinch of Dr. Cowan’s Garden Turmeric Powder
- 2-3 large tomatoes
- 1 stick of celery
- ½ red or green bell pepper
- ¼ red or white onion
- 2 persian cucumbers
- 3 crushed garlic cloves
- ¼ cup of olive oil
- ½ cup filtered water
- 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar or sherry vinegar
- Salt to taste
- Basil or quarter slice of lemon for garnish (optional)
- Peel the onion and crush the garlic cloves.
Rinse the tomatoes, celery, pepper, and cucumber, and dice into large chunks.
Add all the vegetables to a food processor, along with water and vinegar, and blend until smooth.
Add olive oil, all of the vegetable powders, plus any other additional seasoning of your choice, and blend for a few seconds until well combined. Adjust the taste if necessary. When you’re satisfied with the flavor profile and the consistency, refrigerate until chilled.
Serve in a bowl or tall glass, and garnish with basil or a lemon wedge.
For a completely smooth consistency, strain the vegetable mixture with a sieve after blending.