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Try this Super Green Gazpacho

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Gazpacho is traditionally a cold, tomato based soup typical to the Andalucía region of southern Spain. It is a true peasant food that utilizes stale bread as the base and is minimal on additional ingredients – in its purest form containing only tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar and garlic. Our current culinary scene offers Gazpacho with a variety of chilled fruit and vegetable bases, taking on different colors and flavor profiles.

Our green version uses pepitas and yogurt instead of bread for a creamy texture and plenty of cilantro and mint for freshness. This summer soup is rich in protein, fiber and antioxidants, not to mention it’s a perfect dish for entertaining.

Ingredients and Method

  • 3 English cucumbers, seeds removed, roughly chopped, 1 – 3 inch chunk reserved and finely diced for garnish
  • 1 ½ cups pepitas, toastedGazpacho Prep
  • 2 cups mint leaves, plus a few leaves for garnish, reserved
  • 2 cups cilantro leaves, plus a few leaves for garnish, reserved
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 shallot, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • Zest and juice of 3 limes
  • 1 jalapeno, roughly chopped
  • ¾ cup olive oil, plus more for garnish
  • 4-5 large pinches of salt
  • 17 oz. 2% Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup green grapes, halved, for garnish

Combine all ingredients except for yogurt and let sit overnight or for at least two hours. Place yogurt in a large bowl. In a blender, working in batches, puree mixture until very smooth. Re-season with salt, lime juice and/or olive oil if necessary. Transfer mixture to yogurt bowl and stir until well combined. Garnish with mint and cilantro leaves, grape halves, finely diced cucumber and drizzle of olive oil.

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