gotta love gazpacho!
a rainbow foods of red, yellow, orange, green etc. that meld the senses with pure edible bliss!
3 large organic locally grown heirloom tomatoes, cut into large chunks > can use 5+ organic salad tomatoes (juicy ones!) if heirloom are un-available
8 stems of organic italian parsley > can use cilantro, remove leaves from stems
3 large cloves of organic garlic, use more or less depending on spice tolerance
¼ medium organic onion (optional - again, use or not depending on heat tolerance), cut into large chunks
¼ organic green chili pepper, use more or less depending on spice tolerance
¼ cup organic olive oil > the better the quality, the better the flavor it brings out!, pour with great love
dash raw red wine vinegar (organic if possible), can substitute with balsamic if preferred yet this is not a raw product
¼ cup organic lemon, kissed by the sun!
1 tablespoon organic raw honey , (make it a heaping!) this tempers the hot spices gracefully :)
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt, magnesium baby!
½ tablespoon organic ginger, grated or cut into small pieces
1 large organic yellow (or red) bell pepper, can use (2) small ones if needed. remember the more colors used, the better utilization of rainbow foods to make for a healthy/happy delicious meal!
2 large organic avacados, diced into medium size chunks
put all ingredients excluding the bell pepper(s) and avacados into vitamix and blend until chunky smooth. then add the bell pepper(s) and blend until chunky smooth bell pepper pieces are well mixed.
put diced chunks of avacado into bowl and pour soup mixture over until acheived desired amount. garnish with leaves of parsley or cilantro (whichever used).
this picture shows a batch of gazpacho using yellow/red heirloom tomatoes which gives it a lighter color. the brighter (red) the tomatoes, the brighter (darker) the soup looks. my point, it reflects the colors used so create with joy!
my favorite dish these days…especially using fresh organic heirloom tomatoes that are rich in flavor and mixed color grown locally here in the pacific north west…yum!