Looking for something easy and delicious to take to your next BBQ or picnic? Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Sue Ryskamp recommends gazpacho for a refreshing taste of summer. This gazpacho recipe was a hit when she served it at a recent U-M Mardigian Wellness Resource Center “Nutritious Is Delicious” food-tasting event.
Simple summer gazpacho
- 1 cucumber, sliced thin
- 1/2 small red onion, minced
- 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 clove garlic
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1/4-cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4-cup good quality balsamic vinegar
- 2 cups No Salt Added tomato juice
- 1/8 tsp pepper
Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor. Whirl until just blended. Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. To serve, ladle gazpacho into bowls.
Feel free to jazz it up with toppers such as fresh grilled shrimp, a dollop of Greek yogurt, sliced avocado or diced cucumber to add extra color and texture to this fun treat you’ll want to serve again and again!
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