Souped up for summer
GAZPACHO is a raw vegetable soup originating from Spain and traditionally served cold.
It is perfect for sizzling summer days.
The main ingredient – tomatoes – provides a rich source of vitamin C, as well as containing the antioxidant lycopene. Serves: 6 Prep time: 20 minutes Refrigeration time: 2 hours Ingredients 1kg ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped 1 red capsicum, deseeded, chopped 1 Lebanese cucumber, chopped 2 medium red chillies, deseeded, finely sliced 4 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tsp ground cumin ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ½ cup red wine vinegar Garnish 1 Lebanese cucumber, diced 4 ripe tomatoes, diced ½ cup coriander leaves 1 small chilli, finely sliced
Place tomatoes, capsicum, cucumber, chillies, garlic and cumin in a food processer and process until almost smooth.
Add oil and vinegar and process until well combined.
Transfer to glass jug and place in refrigerator for two hours or until chilled.
To serve, divide soup between six glasses. Top with diced cucumber, tomato, coriander leaves and chilli slices to garnish.
NUTRITIONAL INFO FOR A SERVE
Energy 702 kJ/167 cal Carbohydrate 10g Protein 4g Total fat 10g Saturated fat 1.5g Fibre 6g Sodium 39mg