2-2-2 Good Gazpacho

cold tomato soup gazpacho with basil and croutons in a blue bowl, horizontal(Serves 6)

Here’s a cool, refreshing way to build more veggies into your diet as a side dish to a sandwich, or as a snack! Each serving of this cold “soup” is just 85 calories, is low in carbs (19 g), has zero cholesterol, has only 0.5 g total fat, is low in sodium (110 mg) and sugar (11 g), with 4 g of protein. This one’s a good source of potassium, too (880 mg). Consider adding a dash or two of hot sauce to taste. Viva gazpacho!

 Ingredients:

2 lbs. ripe tomatoes
2 medium zucchinis
2 large cucumbers (unpeeled English or hothouse)
1 small red onion
4 cloves garlic (peeled)
1 large red bell pepper
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 cup vegetable juice
1 dash salt
1 dash pepper

In a food processor, finely chop the vegetables and garlic in batches. Place into a large glass bowl. Add balsamic vinegar, vegetable juice, salt, and pepper. Chill for at least one hour before serving.

Recipe adapted from: www.diabetes.org

 

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