Gazpacho is a soup from Spain that is ideal if you are looking for a light and nutritious dish to improve your diet or lose weight. This cold soup is excellent when you have ripe tomatoes on hand.
4 ripe tomatoes, remove seeds, finely chopped
1 cucumber, remove seeds, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, remove seeds, finely chopped
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
1 green onion, minced
1 jalapeño, remove seeds, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups tomato juice
1 tablespoon Sherry or red wine vinegar
1 lemon, juiced
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Finely chop all vegetables. When you are cutting, turn up the radio with your favorite music! In a food processor or blender, blend and pulse half of all the chopped vegetables. Then add the tomato juice, vinegar, lemon juice and pulse one last time. Then place this mixture in a bowl with the rest of the chopped vegetables, mix well, add salt and pepper to taste and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. To serve, place a few ice cubes if the soup is too thick. Serve with finely chopped zucchini or croutons. Another idea is to fry some pieces of bread in a pan with some olive oil to make your own croutons. ¡Buen provecho!
Nutrition information for the entire recipe: 340 calories, 2grams of fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 70 grams carbohydrates, 20grams of dietary fiber, 15 grams of protein, 1500 milligrams of sodium.