Tomatoes are the most luscious and cheaply available superfoods that you can find in the local store or the farmer’s market. A fully ripe tomato bursting with flavor and warmed by the dazzling summer sun is a real treat to the eyes and what can be better than enjoying them as salad or cooked into a delicious dish. If you are looking for a good recipe to enjoy the tomatoes then here is the Gazpacho superfood recipe to make your summer more enjoyable.
What are the various benefits of eating tomatoes?
Tomatoes are called superfoods for a reason, as they are an amazing source of carotenoids known as Lycopene. This is a pigment that lends the signature red color to tomatoes. Lycopene is also present in blood and tissues and in much higher concentration than the carotenoid antioxidants, however our body is not capable of manufacturing it.
As a result, we need Lycopene through diet and supplementation, and tomatoes are a great source and summer time is the best to indulge in some delicious tomato soup and give your body loads of carotenoids.
Gazpacho summer soup:
For the Gazpacho soup, you may use the fresh tomatoes superfoods and serve them chilled. The dish is absolutely raw, vegan and lip smacking. Gazpacho can also be used as a side-dish for a BBQ party. You can use the tomatoes you have grown in your backyard or the fresh ones from the farmer’s market.
Ingredients for the recipe:
* 3 Organic tomatoes roughly chopped
* 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
* 2 organic bell peppers (preferably red) roughly chopped
* 1 Cucumber – seedless, peeled and roughly chopped
* 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
* 1/4 cup vinegar
* salt and pepper to taste
Instructions for the Gazpacho summer soup:
Put all the above mentioned ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate them overnight. Use a good blender to puree the vegetables until they are smooth. Now strain the soup in a bowl and season it with salt and pepper.
Garnish your gazpacho soup with diced vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers and bell peppers)for enhanced texture and taste.