Gazpacho – protein and fat enhanced
Gazpacho – protein and fat enhanced!
This variation on Gazpacho can serve as a quick and delicious meal replacement!
- 2 lbs ripe tomatoes- peeled, seeded, and chopped (if possible multi-color organic tomatoes)
- 1 cup tomato juice (organic if possible)
- 1 large cucumber- peeled, seeded and chopped
- 1 large red bell pepper- seeded and chopped
- 1 med sized red onion- chopped
- 2 small jalapeños- seeded and minced
- 5 garlic cloves- minced or pressed
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (evoo) or avocado oil
- 1 lime- juiced
- 2 tbsp Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan pink sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
- 2 avocados cubed for top of soup
- 1 lb grilled shrimp seasoned with salt and pepper and chopped (top be added at the end)
Bring 6 quarts of water to a boil.
“Blanch(*) the tomatoes. Remove and pat dry. Peel, core, and seed the tomatoes. When seeding the tomatoes, preserve / save as much of the juice as possible and then add to 1 cup of tomato juice .
Place the tomatoes and juice into a large mixing bowl. Add the cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, jalapeno, garlic clove, olive oil, lime juice, brags apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire, cumin, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Transfer 1 1/2 cups of the mixture to vita mix or high power blender. Poor blended ingredients over chopped ingredients. Add chopped grilled shrimp and cubed avocado. Cover and chill for a minimum of 2 hours. Serve with a side of chopped cilantro and crushed red pepper.”
(*) What is blanching? - Bring water to a boil. Place fruit and or vegetables in the water for a short period of time essentially scalding them (the amount of time for blanching depends on the fruit and or vegetable you are preparing). For tomatoes, approximately two-minutes should suffice). Remove the fruit and or vegetables and immediately place them in an ice bath halting the cooking process.
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The foundation of this recipe was featured on the Food Network- http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/gazpacho-recipe
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