Gently Cooked Gazpacho

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Gently Cooked Gazpacho

Looking for a nutrient-packed low-calorie soup that will give you a boost of energy? Try our delicious “gently cooked” gazpacho from The Calories In, Calories Out Cookbook. It’s a winner for two reasons.

The first reason is that quickly cooking the vegetables (and this means just bringing them to a simmer) prevents some of the gas and indigestion that often accompanies raw veggies. Second, that little bit of cooking gives the soup a deliciously creamy consistency.

With only 87 calories per cup, this light and fresh gazpacho makes for a fantastic lunch, dinner, or snack. Serve it garnished with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, sprouts, diced tomatoes, crispy croutons, pita bread chips, or your favorite sidekick – a small sandwich or half a sandwich is perfect! Enjoy!

 

Gently Cooked Gazpacho

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 sweet onion, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

2 tablespoons thinly sliced jalapenos, or to taste

¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained, about 3 pieces

1 ¼ pounds ripe tomatoes, diced (4 cups)

1 cup diced seedless cucumber

1 cup water or low-sodium fat-free vegetable stock

¼ teaspoon salt

Freshly ground pepper or hot sauce, to taste

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, dill, or chervil

 

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until they turn light golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, jalapenos, and sun-dried tomatoes and sauté for 1 minute. Add the remaining ingredients except the fresh herbs, and bring to the point just before boiling. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  3. In a blender or food processor or using a hand-held immersion blender, puree the gazpacho to the desired consistency. Adjust the seasoning, and refrigerate until well chilled. Garnish with the fresh herbs and whatever else you like before serving.

Nutrition Information

87 Calories In

Serving size: 1 cup soup: Protein: 3 g; Carbohydrates: 11 g; Fat: 5 g; Fiber: 3 g; Sodium: 188 mg; Carb Choices: 1; Diabetic Exchange: 1 Starch

87 Calories Out

Women: Walk: 21 minutes | Jog: 10 minutes

Men: Walk: 18 minutes | Jog: 8 minutes

 Recipe from The Calories In, Calories Out Cookbook. Photo by Catherine Jones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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