Gazpacho (Raw, Vegan & Gluten-Free)

Gazpacho

14 Sep 09 Update: Bumping this up to 5/5 happy monkeys because it’s just that good.  Not to mention super-easy to make.  I just got done eating a bowl for dinner tonight, whipped up at 11 pm after a long day.  I think my earlier rating may have been colored by Matt’s adverse reaction.  But I just love it.  And so does my tummy.  This soup was a lifesaver on my recent camping trip to Sequoia.  While everyone else was munching on sandwiches for lunch, I was downing chilled gazpacho from a water bottle.  I had prepared a big batch the night before, filled some water bottles and stuck them in the freezer.  Fantastic!

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12 Jul 09 Original Post: Our house with its west-facing back windows heats up like a greenhouse in the California summer.  On a hot day like this, cold soup for dinner is the only answer.  Traditional Spanish gazpacho is made with bread, so I adapted it to be gluten-free, vegan, raw and anti-candida diet friendly. Yum.

Ingredients:

– 9 roma tomatoes
– 1 small lemon cucumber (can use regular cucumber if you don’t have lemon cucumbers)
– 1 red pepper
– juice of half a lemon
– 1/3 bunch parsley
– 2 stalks celery
– 2 green onions
– 1/8 red onion
– 1 garlic clove
– 1/4 cup olive oil
– red pepper flakes, salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend away.  Chill for an hour before serving.

I gave this 4/5 happy monkeys. Matt on the other hand.. well, let’s just say he had his heated it up and doused in bacon-cheddar and parm, then moved straight on to peanut butter and Hersey’s syrup on a spoon for dessert.  I don’t think the gazpacho was his favorite.  But I loved it and that means more for me!

Matt Eating Dessert

Peanut Butter and Choc

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Filed under 5/5 Happy Monkeys!, Anti-Candida Diet, Dairy-Free, Dinner, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Lunch, Raw, Soup, Sugar-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

One response to “Gazpacho (Raw, Vegan & Gluten-Free)

  1. Jordana

    Hershey syrup with gazpacho sounds good too. Love the website. You can tell you put a lot of love and time and effort into chronicling your triumphs and struggles with eating for health while on a restricted food list. Haven’t tried any recipes yet, but a lot of them look really tasty and of course healthy.

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