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Italian Gazpacho

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Italian Gazpacho

Did you know that Gazpacho is known to have originated from the Spanish region of Andalusia?

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Well here’s a slight variation of this flavorful soup. This version of the Gazpacho has an Italian twist to it with the addition of lots of fresh basil.

It’s low in fat and has 0 cholesterol making it a good choice for those who have high blood pressure.
Ingredients:

  • 10 ounces grape tomatoes (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, peeled
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 medium green bell pepper, ribs and seeds discarded
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons drained capers
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil (extra-virgin strongly preferred)
  • 1 medium garlic clove
  • 1 medium lemon, quartered

Cooking Instructions:

For a coarser texture, process all the ingredients except the lemon in a food processor until the desired consistency.

For a finer texture, pulse in a blender (pulsing keeps the mixture from foaming).
Serve at room temperature or cover and refrigerate until chilled. Serve with the lemon wedges.

Cook’s Tip

Be creative and try other seasonings for the soup.

Here are a couple of ideas to get you started: Replace the basil with other fresh herbs, such as a combination of oregano and parsley (about 2 tablespoons chopped oregano and 2 tablespoons snipped parsley), or try kalamata olives (about 8) or Louisiana hot sauce (about 1 tablespoon) instead of the capers.

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Belina C. Nernberg
Belina C. Nernberg
Belina Calderon-Nernberg is the CEO and founder of 1Heart Caregiver Services. Recently offering 1Heart franchise business opportunities to the public, Belina provided the vision, leadership, and direction that the company needed to achieve its goal of making a positive difference in the homecare industry. As her greatest accomplishment, the company is now equipped with the expertise to expand its business operations to different States in the U.S. Belina brings with her a corporate experience of 25 years, with 15 solid years of experience as CEO of an employment agency and a senior care service company in Southern California. Belina has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of St. La Salle, Philippines. She has been the recipient of several awards given to emerging leaders in business, community service, arts, and entertainment. She has also been honored as an Ambassador of Goodwill by the HiFi (Historic Filipinotown) Neighborhood Council. This title is bestowed to carefully selected Filipino-Americans who are persons of integrity who have the ability “to promote, reach out, influence and mobilize public interest and support of the ideals, values, principles, and programs of the Historic Filipinotown.

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