Green Diva Meg’s Easy Gazpacho

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In these hot summer months (and lately it seems much hotter than usual), I always try to keep a batch of nice cool gazpacho in the refrigerator. Sometimes a green diva just needs a low-stress salad solution! My kids LOVE it and I seem to be making a couple of batches a week as global warming seems like a hot reality. My recipe has evolved over the years into this low-stress version that is really easy to alter according to what you have on hand or to someone’s particular taste.

Ingredients

1 quart organic tomato juice

1 cup fresh tomatoes (get creative here with whatever is in the garden or at the farmer’s market)

1/2 cup roasted peppers

1/2 red onion – coarsely chopped

1 cucumber – seeded and coarsely chopped

1 – 3 cloves garlic – crushed

1/4 cup favorite herbs (i usually use cilantro, dill and parsley – not necessarily all at the same time, cilantro alone usually)

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup olive oil (sometimes mix in some flaxseed oil)

salt & pepper to taste

hot sauce to taste (i love tobacco smokey chipotle myself) – this can be added to individual servings instead of whole batch

Directions

Ready? Mix it all in a large bowl, blend in batches in your blender or food processor. I often put a couple of servings aside (because there are usually people standing by waiting for some) and then I use a funnel and put the remaining back into the 1-quart tomato juice bottle. handy. 

Enjoy!

gazpacho image via shutterstock

About the author / 

Green Diva Meg
megan@thegreendivas.com'

(aka Megan McWilliams) is the founder of The Green Divas and GDGD Radio Network (the first green and healthy living radio network on earth for the earth). She's the producer and host of the popular Green Divas Radio Show, one of the first radio shows dedicated to sharing low-stress ways to live a deeper shade of green. Green Diva Meg is a well-known green living expert and media personality.

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